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17 minutes ago, vcq17 said:

 

Kansaki Seimei HS:

 

 

This is my favourite of the three. I love the folding fan choreography(or whatever it is)! Seimei is fast becomig a mark of excellece. :laughing:

 

Ahh, I'm in heaven! Thanks to you for sharing all this with us! I've gone from a sport disliker to a rabid fan of two disciplines in less than a year!

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11 minutes ago, vcq17 said:

The DVD  documentary is well worth purchasing, it includes interviews with the Aomori gymnasts, coaches and creative team as well as the full performance. It is also subtitled in English! 

 

FLYING BODIES [DVD] https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00QUUXA9W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kIjCzb81ED2Z3

 

(It is region 2 but will play on computer or region-free player)

 

Oh no! Oh nooo! My wallet! It's dying! And how rare for a Japanese DVD to have subtitles! I actually have a DVD of a collaboration artist Kenji Yanobe did with Issey Miyaki that I bough about 10 years ago and only just remembered owning! I haven't watched it since I stared learning Japanese. I wonder if I can understand it now. 

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12 minutes ago, SparkleSalad said:

 

This is my favourite of the three. I love the folding fan choreography(or whatever it is)! Seimei is fast becomig a mark of excellece. :laughing:

 

Ahh, I'm in heaven! Thanks to you for sharing all this with us! I've gone from a sport disliker to a rabid fan of two disciplines in less than a year!

 

This is the only time I have ever seen that move performed in competition… This performance includes some incredible elements.  I believe they were one of the 28 teams I saw perform at this year's Sasaki Cup,  I'm also going to try and attend All-Japan in October.

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I'm trying to spread the word about MRG on social media as well; please follow me on Twitter for MRG news at @MRGSuperfan.

 

And I'm new to Tumblr, but know there is a very large Yuzuru audience...can someone give me pointers how to reach a large audience on Tumblr? It seems like a great way to network and reach a younger audience!! I've set up an account at mensrhythmicgymnastics and would appreciate help! Thank you :-)

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On 7/21/2017 at 1:55 PM, vcq17 said:

I'm trying to spread the word about MRG on social media as well; please follow me on Twitter for MRG news at @MRGSuperfan.

 

And I'm new to Tumblr, but know there is a very large Yuzuru audience...can someone give me pointers how to reach a large audience on Tumblr? It seems like a great way to network and reach a younger audience!! I've set up an account at mensrhythmicgymnastics and would appreciate help! Thank you :-)

Sorry for the late response, just saw this. That's so interesting! I think on Tumblr, adding a lot of hashtags and making gifs and pretty graphics helps :) People seem to like that, hahaha. 

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Good morning from Japan!

 

It's been a rather exciting few weeks...my article about men's rhythmic gymnastics is finally in print (you can read online in English / Japanese here; https://japan.stripes.com/news/made-japan-men’s-rhythmic-gymnastics), the All-Japan Inter-High and Inter-College yielded some rather stunning upsets (Kanzaki Seimei won Inter-High with an outstanding performance, while last year's champions Ibara placed nearly dead last). At Inter-College, my friends from Kokushikan placed FIRST on the first evening and I cried for joy; they VERY nearly broke Aomori's 16-year winning streak during the final performance and the team and Coach Yamada were crying after their performance thinking they had finally recaptured first place. The difference in final scores between Aomori and Kokushikan was only .3 points! I will likely go to see the All-Japan Rhythmic Gymnastics finals in October to cheer on my friends at Kokushikan and to meet / talk with coaches from other teams that I'm friends with on FB (Aomori Yamada, Ibara, etc.). 

 

Aomori University's winning performance: 

Kokushikan's performance: 

 

 

Thank you to all the readers who have taken the time to watch MRG videos and experience / support this amazing sport; I feel like in order for MRG to continue to survive as a separate discipline (and possibly spread overseas), it needs the support / awareness of overseas fans outside of Japan. Even here in Japan, it is a very minor sport not known by many people; in my prefecture of Kanazawa (next to Tokyo), there is only ONE high school with an MRG team. 

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42 minutes ago, vcq17 said:

Good morning from Japan!

 

It's been a rather exciting few weeks...my article about men's rhythmic gymnastics is finally in print (you can read online in English / Japanese here; https://japan.stripes.com/news/made-japan-men’s-rhythmic-gymnastics), the All-Japan Inter-High and Inter-College yielded some rather stunning upsets (Kanzaki Seimei won Inter-High with an outstanding performance, while last year's champions Ibara placed nearly dead last). At Inter-College, my friends from Kokushikan placed FIRST on the first evening and I cried for joy; they VERY nearly broke Aomori's 16-year winning streak during the final performance and the team and Coach Yamada were crying after their performance thinking they had finally recaptured first place. The difference in final scores between Aomori and Kokushikan was only .3 points! I will likely go to see the All-Japan Rhythmic Gymnastics finals in October to cheer on my friends at Kokushikan and to meet / talk with coaches from other teams that I'm friends with on FB (Aomori Yamada, Ibara, etc.). 

 

Aomori University's winning performance: 

Kokushikan's performance: 

 

 

Thank you to all the readers who have taken the time to watch MRG videos and experience / support this amazing sport; I feel like in order for MRG to continue to survive as a separate discipline (and possibly spread overseas), it needs the support / awareness of overseas fans outside of Japan. Even here in Japan, it is a very minor sport not known by many people; in my prefecture of Kanazawa (next to Tokyo), there is only ONE high school with an MRG team. 

 

Thank you for the update :) 

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