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    Mao has decided on a special coach for jumps

    Akira Andrea over at FSU has posted a translation to an article in "Sankei Sports" in Japan, which apparently says that she has chosen Mr. Hiroshi Nagakubo (Akiko Suzuki's coach). He's going to be the "special coach for jumps".

    How nice that Nagakubo-sensei will be helping her! Hasn't he offered to give her tips before this past season? Akiko and Mao can support and spur each other on. I wonder who Mao's main coach will be, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    Akira Andrea over at FSU has posted a translation to an article in "Sankei Sports" in Japan, which apparently says that she has chosen Mr. Hiroshi Nagakubo (Akiko Suzuki's coach). He's going to be the "special coach for jumps".

    How nice that Nagakubo-sensei will be helping her! Hasn't he offered to give her tips before this past season? Akiko and Mao can support and spur each other on. I wonder who Mao's main coach will be, though.
    good news indeed

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    That's great news! Mr. Nagakubo seems like a strict, yet at the same time, nice, coach! And he's done great work with Akiko too!

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    Great news!


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    Yay!

    I hope this makes a difference for Mao this season. Though, with that beautiful triple axel of hers, maybe that's one jump she can teach the coach!

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    Good for her!

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    Mr. Nagakubo is also famous for teaching Shizuka Arakawa and Takeshi Honda when they were young.
    Go Mao!

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    Glad that Mr. Nagakubo takes care of her jumps. Think it a great match. It makes me a bit worried that she still does not have the coach yet though. It's been a very long time and it wouldn't take that long to talk to a few coaches in that area. Perhaps she needs to expand her search?

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    Very good news!

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    Great news is not only this but she is going to tell us her program music on June 4th,which she comes back to Japan from Canada.

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    This is great news! Shizuka and Akiko have nice jumps, consistently included 5 triples, no idea if it's all due to Mr. Nagakubo's coaching abilities, but sure can't hurt! I really hope he can help Mao with her lutz, salchow and add back a 3/3. I'm sure a big part is technique, but I bet there is a lot of mental blocks as well. I believe Mao can do it!!!

    Looking forward to her music choices...recently I dreamt Mao chose "Lyra Angelica"...really crossing fingers for lighter pieces to show off her musicality and fluid skating ability!

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    Re: Mao has decided on a special coach for jumps

    Aunt Joyce says Mao is skating to Liebestraum for her LP. Is this true? Is anyone else so excited by this? Sorry if it's being discussed elsewhere, I haven't seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxfA...eature=related

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    Re: Mao has decided on a special coach for jumps

    Quote Originally Posted by Layfan View Post
    Aunt Joyce says Mao is skating to Liebestraum for her LP. Is this true? Is anyone else so excited by this? Sorry if it's being discussed elsewhere, I haven't seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxfA...eature=related
    yeah see the program thread. seems like it's official!

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    Re: Mao has decided on a special coach for jumps

    Really? Liebestraum? That's going to be tremendous. Mao really has the chops to wring every last drop of expressiveness out of that beautiful piece. The music has good tempo, a sort of narrative drive, and great tenderness, all of which will serve Mao well. Thanks for the good news.

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