From 25th and 26th August:
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/sports/othe...2203016-n1.htmFigure skater Nobunari Oda who aims to compete at Olympics in Vancouver skated in an open practice session today at Kansai University Ice Arena in Osaka.
In his short program "Dance of Death" and free skate "Chaplin Medley" he performed jumps such as triple axel and complex, centered spins. "I'm very excited about the upcoming season", said Oda with a satisfied expression.
In September Oda will go to his coach Morozov to participate in a training camp. From there he will head to France to participate in TEB, the even that will start the new Grand Prix season.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news...OHT1T00278.htmFigure skater Nobunari Oda skated in an open practice session today (24th August) at Kansai University Ice Arena in Osaka. He executed perfect 3-3-3 combination starting with a triple axel (3,5 revolutions) and skated with great appeal. He works on improving his muscular strength and challenge high-level combinations consisting of 3 jumps: "My jumps became light. I aim to put a 4-3-3 combination in my free skate".
In his SP practice to Maksim's arrangement of "Dance of Death" his jumps were perfect. He aims to achieve complete consistency of jumps in his free skate ("Chaplin Medley"). He will participate in a training camp in America before heading to France to participate in TEB.
Those articles don't give any new info, so I'm putting the links here just for the photos.
Nobu landing a jump
Nobu during the press conference
In this article:
they say that Nobu plans to increase his body muscle mass by 40 percent and decrease his body fat percentage to 4%. All in order to achieve the "ultimate dream" - achieve a super body to land super jumps. Nobu says that he has confidence that he'll be able to land it in the GP series. He works on improving his muscle strength 3 hours a day. Currently his body fat level is 6%, Nobu plans to lower it to 4% by the time the season starts.
Nobunari Oda (...) revealed his free program music, a medley of songs used by the king of comedy, Charlie Chaplin. The choreography includes pantomime and scenes from Chaplin movies. "The movies are really fun, but Charlie Chaplin went through many sufferings in his life. He lost his mother to illness. I want not only to show the comical part we know from the movies, but also to portray Charlie Chaplin as a human being."
not much of the actual program can be seen, but parts of the music can be heard. Great 3A-3T-3L in the second part of the clip.
Clips from the practice session, short interview with Nobu & TV guys being funny:
Nobu: "This is a comical program... but that's not all there is to it. I want this program to radiate with a gentle, warm feeling."
Guy I: In his free program he plans to do for the first time a 4-3-3 combination...
Guy II: Hooooooo...!
Guy I: And to accomplish that he's working out. His body fat percentage is currently 6%.
Guy II: Eeh?!
Guy I: By October (the start of the season) he plans to lower it to 4%, he said.
Guy II: I have 25%.
Guy I: I'm about the same. How about learning from him?
Guy II: That's impossible.