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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #540 on: 06 February, 2013, 07:50:09 »
today i witnessed my 6 year old sister get excited about spiking the kendama i gave her ONLY 2 DAYS AGO!!! I nearly started to geek out when she told me shes been practicing for "a hundred hours a day." She even wrote herself a song about bending her knees and keeping the ball steady, and all the good fundamentals. it was great!!
Cheesy...but it was literally the cutest thing ive ever heard a little kid say. haha

Good thread..
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #541 on: 06 February, 2013, 11:57:40 »
Ha, cool. Enthusiastic beginners are great to play with. Last night I sold a kendama to a pretty good cigar box juggler[1]. Those guys have to use their knees a lot too, so I think he'll do pretty well. (Tried to convince him to get training for the Beginner's division of BKO.)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #542 on: 06 February, 2013, 14:18:52 »
Tonight at diner we started talking about Kendama. Turns out that all of the Japanese colleagues were playing as a child, but no-one continued. So I got my Kendama out and we talked about and did a few basic tricks. I started doing Moshi Kame and suddenly one of the Japanese colleagues started to sing the Moshi Kame song. We had our own booth, but still it was a public restaurant. I held Moshi Kame for all the song and finished together with him. He went all crazy about that, proposing that I could earn lots of money in Japanese TV - kind of a "whacky gaijin doing Japanese things".
But the highlight was really, that I played Moshi Kame to the Moshi Kame song :)
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #543 on: 08 February, 2013, 20:40:26 »
Today I ... Stared out of the window at the grey grey wet grey skies. Bah, how's a fella supposed to film a ken around the world?
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #544 on: 09 February, 2013, 14:33:58 »
Tonight at diner we started talking about Kendama. Turns out that all of the Japanese colleagues were playing as a child, but no-one continued. So I got my Kendama out and we talked about and did a few basic tricks. I started doing Moshi Kame and suddenly one of the Japanese colleagues started to sing the Moshi Kame song. We had our own booth, but still it was a public restaurant. I held Moshi Kame for all the song and finished together with him. He went all crazy about that, proposing that I could earn lots of money in Japanese TV - kind of a "whacky gaijin doing Japanese things".
But the highlight was really, that I played Moshi Kame to the Moshi Kame song :)
While in Japan there was a day that I was playing moshikame in front of a whole bunch of very young school girls, and they all started to sing that song. I always knew there was a song, but had never heard it. It was a really cool moment haha!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #545 on: 15 February, 2013, 15:58:08 »
Today i did some practise for about half an hour. Landed some slipsticks, did my regular small cup - spike combo and tryed to land more airplanes. About one week into kendama and having a great time!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #546 on: 16 February, 2013, 10:47:00 »
Today I did my first backwards lighthouse flip, that was very pleasing!

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #547 on: 19 February, 2013, 15:45:55 »
... landed my first combo coming out of a Lunar: Lunar - Lighthouse - In - Jumping Stick. Not exactly earth-shattering but it's the first time I've seriously regretted having no camera equipment!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #548 on: 25 February, 2013, 11:04:46 »
Yesterday I landed a half-swirl aeroplane, with witnesses!
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #549 on: 25 February, 2013, 17:28:17 »
Today I ... Stared out of the window at the grey grey wet grey skies. Bah, how's a fella supposed to film a ken around the world?
I just sent off the Ken to carry on around the world. It was a bit sad seeing it go. There is a slight flaw in the plan that all the UK shots will be done in this grey winter. My edit is looking so grey, but I guess that makes it more real....
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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #550 on: 03 March, 2013, 05:05:46 »
Only had about one hour practice today abd landed my first "big" combo. Swing in, earthspin, basecup, (trow all up and catch aeroplane style) don't know how to call it :p

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #551 on: 03 March, 2013, 13:09:32 »
... (trow all up and catch aeroplane style) don't know how to call it :p
...fast hand aeroplane.

Well done. :)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #552 on: 03 March, 2013, 19:53:35 »
... (trow all up and catch aeroplane style) don't know how to call it :p
...fast hand aeroplane.

Well done. :)

Ah oke thanks! It all just keeps getting better and better! :D

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #553 on: 03 March, 2013, 22:52:47 »
Today I did an inventory of all the tricks Ive learnt over the past month, an landed them all in a little session! Anyone suggest what new tricks i should learn now? Heres what i got so far:

(all basics and juggling obviously)

Airplane Jumping stick
Spacewalk airplane
Handroll to big cup
Whirlwind
Gunslinger Spike
Lighthouse to spike
Pull up airplane (dunno the specific name for this one)
kenflip
bird
bird over valley
orbits
earth turn ken and sara grip (sara grip horizontal)
ufo
One turn airplane after swing ken around free hand finger.
big cup partial kenflip small cup partial kenflip base cup partial kenflip back to original position (ID please)

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Re: The ever popular "Today I..." thread
« Reply #554 on: 10 March, 2013, 18:07:25 »
Brad, try some of the Consistency Challenges, and self-certifying yourself in the gradings.

Today I was waiting for the rice to cook, so I had a few goes at Around Tunbridge Wells. I got to 55/57 AGAIN! Aaargh. I don't know whether to be gutted, or pleased that I wasn't filming.
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