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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #900 on: 16 December, 2013, 09:33:23 »
Whats a monkey chair? :p

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #901 on: 16 December, 2013, 12:09:58 »
Self grade day. Got to pre dan moshi kame 87 from kyu10 in one try :p. I suck at moshi kame :o.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #902 on: 16 December, 2013, 14:07:04 »
Well done Cliff.

It's been said somewhere on the forum that it's the Moshi's that get 'em every time. It's definitely the area I'm weakest on so have been trying to practice on a near daily basis. Thing is, although I'm really trying to learn to love Moshi Kame - I can't stand doing it, I find it annoying, boring and uncomfortable after a time. Of course, this attitude isn't going to help me get on the Dan table so I've been trying to make friends with the Moshi Monster!

Something that may be helpful (it was for me) is to not count the catches just note the time. For me this helps me focus in on the trick and relax into it better as I'm not counting.

Once you're rocking around 135bpm you know that 1 min = 135 catches so just set yourself a time to Moshi for. Say for example you're going for 1st Dan, practice for 2 mins at 135bpm you will have done 270 which is 70 more than the required 200. This way seems to work for me and you get that bit of extra practice going beyond your target.

For some reason 2 mins of Moshi seems so much more achievable than 200 catches. Weird huh?


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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #903 on: 16 December, 2013, 14:16:55 »
[user]The Void[/user], was that 9/10 Clifftop or Slip Grip?
It's the one of those that is required for 6th Dan. http://www.kendama.co.uk/tricks.html
Whats a monkey chair? :p
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #904 on: 16 December, 2013, 18:45:17 »
On the moshikame, I practiced with a 135 bpm beat in my ears (no music, just the beat). And I count everytime I hit base cup, then you only have to do half :-) And there's the fun of multiplying afterwards :-) With that technique, I got my 200 moshikame first try in Toulouse (my second try was horrible).

With that beat, I kinda zone out after a hundred catches. And suddenly you wake up and you're around 450 (only happened once).

Oh yeah, and today I played with my Taiyo (late and awesome birthday present) and managed to get a gunslinger earth turn and a corkscrew with it. Great fun!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #905 on: 16 December, 2013, 23:57:26 »
Today I...

...did a lot of running around getting important paperwork from different ministry buildings (welcome back to Germany). At one point found myself next to Just Juggling, so I went in to say hi. I'd met with the softly-spoken (I think) Dutch owner a few months ago, as to the Kendama demand. He said he wanted to get on it but wasn't sure what to do. I said I was often in contact with the BKA online, and though I wasn't a member, I could recommend some brands and some websites (obviously this one foremost), and he said he'd do some research. Turns out he is a friend of Donald's, so he was of course not completely new to kendama, and could even show potential buyers the basics.

I asked how kendama was being received (Just Juggling has a regular Monday/Tuesday meet where a lot of the city's jugglers meet, some of whom are living from busking-juggling) - he said it'd grown rapidly since my last visit; his shelves reflected this, now stocking as well as the neon SunRise Performers also KROM Deluxe, the leopard-print KROMs, KNEES!, a few other models, and a KROM mini. This I greatly coveted, and the sterling chap gave me a whopping discount, apparently for my pains. Hopefully kendama will be arriving in Berlin in earnest some time very soon.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #906 on: 17 December, 2013, 01:11:15 »
That would be Alan, I believe. Good to hear!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #907 on: 17 December, 2013, 01:20:04 »
Today I hit myself on the head with the tama when trying Half-Swirl Aeroplane.

Owww.

Also, I currently hate BirdFOTValley.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #908 on: 17 December, 2013, 11:27:51 »
Also, I currently hate BirdFOTValley.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #909 on: 17 December, 2013, 13:40:35 »
Don't hate, hate is the path to the dark side.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #910 on: 17 December, 2013, 15:14:01 »
Today I landed Aeroplane > 1 turn Dead Body with my Ozora.

There was a lot of luck involved in this but land it I did - and y'know, some people say, you make your own luck. ;)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #911 on: 18 December, 2013, 08:25:45 »
Don't hate, hate is the path to the dark side.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #912 on: 18 December, 2013, 08:31:52 »
Yesterday I gave a kendama workshop at my circus school. Only 7 people, but we had a lot of fun. One of them got to a lighthouse and some swing-ins were landed within the hour. It was a fun evening.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #913 on: 18 December, 2013, 12:16:13 »
Nice one Kev - next step... on camera! ;)
Hans, good work spreading the word!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #914 on: 19 December, 2013, 15:19:52 »
Today I realized that you can 'tré' a Jumping Stick without the 'one finger in the cup and spin' method, but using the wrist instead. Pretty neat.

Ouch, [user]Void[/user], that can't have been good. According to the chat it seems to be a dangerous day for kendama, statistically-speaking. Two men down. Nothing but a hardwood deathtrap, that thing. As my gran never used to say, 'someone'll have an eye out in a minute'.
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