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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1470 on: 02 March, 2015, 14:23:11 »
Thanks [user]Void[/user] and well done to you too.

It's been said a million times but if I was reminded of anything today it's 'Use More Knees!' - once I started thinking more about that all the above new tricks just dropped in to place.

I'm very aware of the challenge of the other books - always been my intention that once I'd done Spike! I'd move on to Knees! and then Click! - then string them all together in a giant consistency ladder.

[*wanders over to bookshelf, finds Knees!, begins again].

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1471 on: 02 March, 2015, 19:50:05 »
I've self certified myself as 2nd Dan for the 2nd day in a row.

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1472 on: 03 March, 2015, 17:29:03 »
Nice work guys, really working on the essentials, great investment for your overall kendama game!

Today didn't have much time to play kendama but managed finally to land a few Reverse Swirl Aeroplanes that actually looked smooth. Happy with that!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1473 on: 03 March, 2015, 18:46:19 »
Good work TMO. I like reverse swirl lighthouses myself ;-)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1474 on: 03 March, 2015, 21:16:30 »
And today I failed my self examination, but still managed 1st Dan.

I also got an interesting entry for the cotton reel, which I have on camera, and started to get the hook into the c-fan thing that Donald did on his last video.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1475 on: 04 March, 2015, 16:49:34 »
@shalafi: DanDanDan!
@TMO: I missed your last vid in this thread until now. V cool. (But, the first rule of the collaboration video is you do not make allusions to other first rules[1].)

Yesterday, I'd missed 1 too many Jumping Sticks, but was otherwise having a good run at 6th Dan, until the sun went in, and I got 0/10 2-T LHs. But today I practice-passed, so that's okay. I also had my best run at the IKO list today.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1476 on: 04 March, 2015, 17:27:28 »
@Void Good to see that you are practicing the IKO lists :)

Last word I have is taht Donald is not coming, so it will be a fiery battle between Matt and Void.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1477 on: 04 March, 2015, 20:17:58 »
Yeah, sorry I won't be joining you in Ireland, I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun.

Nice to hear you're having a go at the c-fan trick; don't try to go too fast, and keep your fingers close to each other for better control.

Didn't play much today, but I did land a typhoon jumping stick while waiting for the kettle to boil!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1478 on: 05 March, 2015, 08:21:32 »
Today I failed 2nd Dan self grading again, but at least I managed to fail safely to 1st Dan.

@Donald it's a pity, Neil told me that they were very limited in resources and they couldn't bring you in.

My first try at the C-fan almost hit my face at high speed. I managed to get it slower, but I was putting my fingers quite away from each other, so I'll try putting them closer.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1479 on: 05 March, 2015, 11:19:25 »
@donald, we'll miss you! Plus... Ooh, typhoons, forgotten about those.
@shalafi, getting nicely Dan-consistent there. Keep it up!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1480 on: 05 March, 2015, 14:58:23 »
@shalafi, getting nicely Dan-consistent there. Keep it up!

I have less than 3 weeks to get consistent with that bloody tricklists :-P
I expect you to do my grading, probably after the IKO.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1481 on: 05 March, 2015, 17:18:18 »
Sure.
Today I tried one trick - 2-Turn Aeroplane as my cup of coffee trick - and as the ken was flying, I got distracted by thinking "ooh, nice grain on the ken!".
I then laughed at how ridiculous that was. :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1482 on: 06 March, 2015, 15:50:17 »
First outdoor practice of the year for me today. Spring! Bit cold, and slightly breezy, but tolerable.
Missed a couple of JS, and one 2-T LH.
Less solid on IKO stuff.
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1483 on: 06 March, 2015, 18:25:29 »
Today I recorded Outlink Trick 4....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #1484 on: 07 March, 2015, 02:46:26 »
Today I landed my first Falling Down!! Im still trying to master turntables. After those, time for some swirls!
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