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The new coach of Mao Asada became Nobuo Sato

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Akira Andrea, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

    This is an article in “Sankei Shimbun” in Japan.
    Translated from Japanese.
    The new general coach of Mao Asada became Nobuo Sato
    September 7th, 2010 JST

    In September 7th, the management company of Mao Asada (19, Chukyo University) announced that Nobuo Sato (68) was inaugurated as the new general coach of Asada. Sato coach is coaching Takahiko Kozuka (Toyota Motor) etc.
    Asada is being coached from Hiroshi Nagakubo coach (63) specializing in jump, but was looking for the new general coach.

    In the same day, Asada who was coached from Sato coach for the first time in Chukyo University said, “I think that I learn much from Sato coach from now on and would like to improve both the aspect of skill and the mental aspect”.

    The photo 1:
    Photography: by Mitsuo Abe
    Asada Mao who shows aureate performance. (at the skate rink in Morikoro Park in Aich Prefecture in July 24th, 2010)

    The photo 2:
    Photography: by Mitsuo Abe
    Asada Mao who shows aureate performance. (at the skate rink in Morikoro Park in Aich Prefecture in July 24th, 2010)

    The photo 3:
    Photography: by Mitsuo Abe
    Asada Mao who shows aureate performance. (at the skate rink in Morikoro Park in Aich Prefecture in July 24th, 2010)

    The photo 4:
    Photography: by Mitsuo Abe
    Mao Asada is skating with her elder sister Mai. (at the skate rink in Morikoro Park in Aich Prefecture in July 24th, 2010)

    The article:
    The new general coach of Mao Asada became Nobuo Sato

    Nobuo Sato is the father of Yuka Sato.
    “Nobuo Sato” on Wikipedia
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  2. mrinalini

    mrinalini Well-Known Member

    Fantastic news. Haven't all his students had pristine (for the most part) technique? If Mao's skating could become any more like his daughter's, it could only be a good thing.
  3. magnolia

    magnolia New Member

  4. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Excellent choice, and probably the only sensible choice really unless she wants to go back to Machida.
  5. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    Who's Machida? :p
  6. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Yay! Mao & Taka training together! :encore:

    Didn't Machida coach Midori?
  7. inskate

    inskate Well-Known Member

    That was Machiko Yamada, also Mao's former and Kanako's current coach...

    Machida (Tatsuki) is a Japanese male skater. ;)

    Great choice for Mao - I'm happy she finally found a coach. I hope they'll enjoy working together!
  8. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

    I think that you maybe imagine Machiko Yamada.

    "Machiko Yamada" on wikipedia
  9. let`s talk

    let`s talk Banned Member

    Not "who" but "what" or better "where". Machida is a city near Tokyo and a train station on Odakyu line. I am sure they don't coach.:coffee:
  10. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    Excellent choice. Pairs skating with Kozuka!!
  11. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    Great, great, great news! I'm super happy for Mao!

  12. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

    Yay!! :cheer2:

    -Bridget :rollin:
  13. Carets

    Carets New Member

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  14. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    I am a very efficient speller!
  15. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

    :encore: So happy for Asada!
    Sato is an excellent choice for her. One of the best basic coaches in the business, if not the best
    It also ends speculation whether she'd take Orser as her coach, stealing it from Saint YuNa...
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  16. Gil-Galad

    Gil-Galad Well-Known Member

    Fantastic news!! Go Mao! :encore:
  17. galaxy

    galaxy Active Member


    Congraturations, Mao Asada!
    Happiest news ever this off season!
    I'm almost in tears.
    And great job to the people who were in charge of negotiation!

    Yes, paskatefan.
    Mao & Taka training together and pushing each other!
    Mao doesn't have to leave her rink!
    Mao can stay in Nagoya and can live with her family!
    She can go to her college.

    Everything seems fantastic!

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  18. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    Mr. Sato rules. Now, she'll get the pat on the back before she skates. And, maybe she'll get some programs choreographed by Yuka.
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  19. hotskate

    hotskate New Member

    I hope she will develop artistry with her new coach.
    That's what she need to win Sochi.
  20. Gil-Galad

    Gil-Galad Well-Known Member

    I think that she is quite artistic already - I have more hopes that Sato will calm her down to some extend. She is not really a headcase, but she seems to have put lots of pressure on herself and her performances can be quite erratic.
  21. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

    Mao Asada and Takahiko Kozuka may be able to learn together from the same coach not unnaturally because they are the student of same Chukyo University and are always training in the same training rink of the university even if their training time are different.

    Yes, you are a master of a clipped form word, as if being like a Japanese!
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  22. sarah009

    sarah009 Member

    Mao has been looking for a Japanese coach (not a Canadian...). So this choice is very natural, and very good for her. Nobuo Sato is a great coach. :)
  23. Rainbow

    Rainbow Active Member

    I think it is also a giant snake demon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2. Still better than the black mark of you know who.
  24. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

    Great news!
  25. Carets

    Carets New Member

    Artistry? Really? In my opinion, Mao has the most perfect lines and postures which enable her to display artistry with her whole body without over the top facial expressions or anything like that and Mao's got great musicality.
    Her Olympic programs may have been inefficient in demonstrating Mao's characteristic fairy-like, ballerina-like artistry but in my mind Mao herself is an amazingly artistic skater. She always has been.

    Yes, it's great Mao won't have to leave her family and her homeland after all.
    She doesn't need to go abroad at all to come to think of it.
    She's got the state of the art rink in her school where she can train as much as she wants and I understand there are great and reliable coaches and nice choreographers in Japan too.
  26. quarkiki2

    quarkiki2 New Member

    I hope that the change is good for her. I thought her Olympic music was all wrong for her -- too dark, too heavy.
  27. yhhhr2001

    yhhhr2001 New Member

    I hope so!
    According to a Chinese media, which made an exclusive interview with Mao during her stay in China, she clearly denied the contact with Orser.

    Mao can enjoy her practice with Taka...
  28. ponta1

    ponta1 Active Member

    Yes! And there goes lowtherlore's great conspiracy theory!!
  29. Akira Andrea

    Akira Andrea Well-Known Member

    From now on, Asada plans to train in Chukyo University and in the Shinn-Yokohama Skate Center where Sato coach is using as the training base.

    It takes about two hours and a half from Chukyo University &#65288;Toyota campus) to Shinn-Yokoham Skate Center.
    Namely, it takes about an hour by train etc from Chukyo University to Nagoya station, it takes about an hour and a half by "Shinn-Kansen" or "the superexpress" from Nagoya station to Shinn-Yokohama station and it takes about 5minutes on foot from Shinn-Yokohama station to Shinn-Yokoham skate Center.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  30. bek

    bek Guest

    Mao Asada is a gorgeous skater, with probably the best lines in the business right now. The problem was her programs didn't really show her off correctly, not that Mao doesn't have artistry. And I thought the problem was more technically.

    This is awesome news, it means Mao can stay at home with her family, friends, dogs, but also get a great coach. I just wish this decision had been made like two years ago. Not that Tarasova isn't a great coach but I think Mao needed a full time coach.
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