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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post

    [shedding a single tear for Krall and Chan]


    well, i guess she decided
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherub721 View Post
    And the off-season is officially ON.
    Almost; we still have the World Team Trophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky166 View Post
    This reminds me of Orser/Yuna split all over again. Things seem to be going fine then boom! Maybe she was taking on too many other students and Patrick didn't want that?
    I don't think it's the same. O/Y's split was pretty ugly. Yuna side said Orser knew about it. Orser said he's fired, or something like that, or it's Yuna's mother did the work.

    Chan/Krall's split is mutual agreement. I'm a bit surprised because I thought they do well together. I guess maybe Chan wants to train more back in Toronto. Who knows. Where is Kathy Johnson based?

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    Probably a matter of $$$$$$$. I wish Alissa would go to her.

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    Maybe the contract was over? There are things Chan can improve upon and perhaps he wants to get another perspective. There is nothing wrong with that. I'm sure its business as usual in the Chan camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arakwafan2006 View Post
    Maybe the contract was over? There are things Chan can improve upon and perhaps he wants to get another perspective. There is nothing wrong with that. I'm sure its business as usual in the Chan camp.
    Yeah but there are reports saying that it was Krall who initiated the split and Team Chan accepted it. This would make sense if he was the initiator.....

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    Not a big surprise to those who know Chan and Krall. Kathy Johnson has taken on a larger role in the past year with Chan.... and Karen Chan, Patrick's mother, has been very supportive of the role Johnson has played in developing Chan's skating in the last two seasons.

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    I have noticed that Kathy Johnson showed up in the kiss/cry area at 4CC and World, so I think the transition were underway then and we only find out now.

    What is KJ's role, dance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettasian View Post
    I have noticed that Kathy Johnson showed up in the kiss/cry area at 4CC and World, so I think the transition were underway then and we only find out now.

    What is KJ's role, dance?
    she's a dance instructor.

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    Background on Kathy Johnson

    http://figureskating.about.com/od/da...thyjohnson.htm

    Johnson is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, but has a daughter who lives in NYC.
    She also works quite a bit with the ice dancers and skaters in Detroit area.
    Johnson worked with a number of Colorado skaters over the years as they lived in the area when her daughter was a skater.
    Johnson has since returned to KC, MO as home base, but travels quite a bit, working with skaters all over but almost exclusively with Chan in CO.
    Last edited by B.Cooper; 04-16-2012 at 09:11 PM. Reason: added additional info

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettasian View Post
    I don't think it's the same. O/Y's split was pretty ugly. Yuna side said Orser knew about it. Orser said he's fired, or something like that, or it's Yuna's mother did the work.

    Chan/Krall's split is mutual agreement. I'm a bit surprised because I thought they do well together. I guess maybe Chan wants to train more back in Toronto. Who knows. Where is Kathy Johnson based?
    Chan's mother had something to do with this Im sure...I really think this is going to affect Patrick in a bad way. Christy really was instrumental in him finding consistency and control over the axel and quads. Will anyone else have her scientific approach that obviously worked wonders with him? Kathy Johnson is based in Colorado I believe.

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    From Phil Hersh's Twitter:

    Christy Krall just told me Team Chan chose to de-emphasize her role, so she chose to resign as one of Patrick Chan's coaches

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    Canadian sports journalist Randy Starkman wrote about Kathy Johnson's role with Patrick Chan before last year's Worlds in Moscow: http://www.thestar.com/sports/figure...rld-domination
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    The key to unlocking the quad and his true potential as a skater has been his partnership with Kathy Johnson, a modern dance teacher with Juilliard School training and a long history of working with figure skaters. She’s the one who put Baryshnikov on his menu. She told Chan how it was the rotation into his jumps that allowed the famed Russian ballet dancer to generate so much height, not the actual jump. She helped her attentive new student focus on body alignment, breathing, preparation before each element and how everything starts with the core.
    (R.I.P., Mr. Starkman - he died at the age of 51 today and the "shedding a single tear" phrase orginated from one of his articles for the Toronto Star.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggs View Post
    From Phil Hersh's Twitter:

    Christy Krall just told me Team Chan chose to de-emphasize her role, so she chose to resign as one of Patrick Chan's coaches
    If true, this is INSANE.. Why would you mess with the winning formula?? Geez..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    (R.I.P., Mr. Starkman - he died at the age of 51 today and the "shedding a single tear" phrase orginated from one of his articles for the Toronto Star.)
    Thanks for the trivia...

    I hope this frees her up to spend more time with Agnes!!

    As for Alissa taking lessons from her, well, I think Alissa needs to gain several pounds of muscle in her rear and thighs before any coach can help her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
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    If true, this is INSANE.. Why would you mess with the winning formula?? Geez..
    Sorry, but if you have watched the dynamics or the interactions between "Team Chan" (Patrick and Karen) and his coaches of the last two seasons....Krall and Johnson, you can understand Krall's decision. I wonder if Chans are still working with Lori Nichol, or if they have moved on to someone else as a choreographer? Curious move on the the part of Chans, to leave someone as talented and grounded as Krall.

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    What is it that you had observed in K&C that is so obvious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggs View Post
    From Phil Hersh's Twitter:

    Christy Krall just told me Team Chan chose to de-emphasize her role, so she chose to resign as one of Patrick Chan's coaches
    Assuming that's true, this does not sound like a friendly, mutually respectful split. I imagine Phil will have more on this later? And I'm sure we'll be getting Chan's side from someone - PJ Kwong, I'd guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    What is it that you had observed in K&C that is so obvious?
    Not in K&C...daily interactions in training environments/locations.

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