Flying Maple MartialGym Society

Calpis Cup – we came 2nd!

by on Oct.22, 2009, under News

The team came 2nd at Calpis Cup! Thanks to everybody for voting and supporting!

Calpis is a soda company from Japan. I believe this is the second year they have this contest. There contest have two categories: 1) Men’s rhythmic gymnastics category 2) Open category where anything goes. All teams submitted their videos in early July. Judging is like “U think you can dance” by popularity. The voting was cut off October 15th. We are the only international submission.

Our team have both boys and girls. None of them have any bodysuit either. So we participated in the open category without any expectations. Team members include: Darryl, Derrick, Tristan, Ethan, Daniel, Gabriel, Kaitlin, Natalie, Precious and James.

Kazuya and me did the coaching and choreography. It was challenging and yet fun. There were concepts and elements that we had experimented long time ago and there were elements that the kids learn over a few classes. The routine itself was done over one Saturday morning. When we try to videotape the routine, my battery ran out. We were lucky that Miyuki had a camcorder in her bag! After the first taping, we wanted to improve on it but her battery again died out in the 2nd try. So what was submitted was all from the first taping.

In case you haven’t yet seen the video, here is it on YouTube!

Congratulations to all and 2010 will be awesome!


特別賞 Martial Gym (カナダ)


◎特別協賛社 カルピス会社 より

カナダからのエントリーには、それだけで非常にうれしい 限 りです。チームの皆さまそれぞれが伸び伸びしたはじけっぷり の演技で、見る人に感動を与えてくれたと思います。国境を越 えての大会へのご参加、本当にありがとうございました。これ からも一緒に新体操を盛り上げていって下さい。


Unoffficial translation (courtesy of the Milling family)

Special entry Martial Gym (Canada)

Average energy score: 4.39 (5.00 perfect score)

*from sponsor corporation Calpis

It’s delightful to receive an entry from Canada!

This team’s energy bursts forth throughout their performance, and is full of emotion.  Thank you for expanding our borders and for participating in our competition!  Please continue uplifting rhythmic gymnastics!

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