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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1365 on: 02 January, 2015, 16:24:46 »
Today I did my first 6th Dan practice of the year. Failed, by 2 2-Turn LHs. Got everything else though, so not so bad a start.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1366 on: 03 January, 2015, 00:59:13 »
Today, after several days of hard training, I've managed to pull off my first Lighthouses. I'm not consistent yet, but I feel I'll be ready for 1st Kyu and Pre-Dan in no time at all  :).

My consistency at late Kyu tricks has also improved a lot over time, and I've even managed to do Around Europe, Around the USA and several connected Jumping sticks while practicing.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1367 on: 03 January, 2015, 10:10:43 »
Good work Tsurushi! The first lighthouse is always a nice milestone :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1368 on: 03 January, 2015, 14:30:43 »
First Lighthouses are fantastic, but it was a long time after my first that I could get Around the USA consistent!

Today I had a better practise session than yesterday where I couldn't land jack. Was messing around with a Ken-guin grip technique trying Around the World, Around Europe, etc. The Penguin Earth Turns aren't good enough yet for Around USA, but I am near to landing Penguin Earth Turn Whirlwind (I think stolen from Oase's last edit). Fun fun fun!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1369 on: 03 January, 2015, 17:56:31 »
Today I recorded the tricks for the Irish Kendama Open.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1370 on: 03 January, 2015, 18:46:23 »
Today I was editing the videos for the LKO tricklists.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1371 on: 04 January, 2015, 14:06:10 »
Failed 6th Dan practice today - Cosmos & JS.
Had my first practice run for the IKO (if I'm going). #tired!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1372 on: 04 January, 2015, 23:18:18 »
Being a total newb I have been practicing by doing the tricks used for gradings. With varying number of tries I can land every trick up bird over the valley - except for ONE! Only today did I manage my first hikouki! Then I put my kendama down with a huge sigh of relief... A few minutes later I picked it up again and managed yet another one! And then I put it down for the day, didn't wanna push my luck... :D

How I've managed to learn the other tricks but not that one, I will never know. All I know is I HATE it - but maybe that will change after today.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1373 on: 04 January, 2015, 23:41:14 »
Ha, we all have our bĂȘte noirs. Well done on 2 successful aeroplane landings!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1374 on: 05 January, 2015, 13:46:59 »
Glue day. (Log in to see attachment.)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1375 on: 05 January, 2015, 22:32:03 »
Tonight I broke a couple of forum records. Videos tomorrow....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1376 on: 06 January, 2015, 07:59:42 »
Tonight I broke a couple of forum records. Videos tomorrow....
You're no longer holding too many? ;-)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1377 on: 06 January, 2015, 09:14:10 »
I just landed around the universe in less than 5 tries. One of these days I'll go for the-around-that-should-not-be-named
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1378 on: 07 January, 2015, 19:41:10 »
Failed my practice again today, but got other things done....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1379 on: 07 January, 2015, 19:57:35 »
Today I took a photo for the header of kendama-ireland.org

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