In the thread about favorite step sequences, someone brought up Petr Barna and posted this absolutely worthy performance of his sp from 1989 Europeans. I could watch it all day. Petr's performance IMO should win gold among today's men, even without the god-almighty quad!
This performance brought back wonderful memories of Petr. I had the chance to meet him once when he was touring with COI. He was very down to earth and approachable. He has a great sense of humor and a sweet smile.
It would be nice if manleywoman ever got the opportunity to interview Petr. I checked online and found the following website for Petr, which indicates that he has been coaching for awhile. Apparently he coached in the United States for 16 years, and he has since opened his own skating school. The location doesn't appear to be listed on his website. I wonder if it's located in the United States or Europe. He says on his website that he combines the positives from the teaching systems that he learned in his country and in the United States.
Under the "Coaching" link on Petr's website he mentions:
Very wise words, indeed!One thing is very important to know: there are no shortcuts in Figure skating, no magic, everything is hard work and patience.
Under "Results" there are photos of Petr's students, one of whom appears to be his daughter.
**Further checking online shows that Petr may be located in Palm Harbor, Florida, as the Director of Skating Ventures of Florida, Inc.