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Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
My head and hand positions have nothing to do...

My head and hand positions have nothing to do with my balance when I do the drill for longer distance. I crunch my pelvis so that my back gets flat. I keep pressing the water with my chest(raising...
Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
It is physical as well as mental. I see what...

It is physical as well as mental. I see what happens to the water every time I do something to the water such as hand entry, hand spear, body roll, breathing and leg snap. I use my sensors to find...
Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
Slow swimming and TI

Thanks, Mike. I do the same thing when I learn to play the bass guitar.

I know that TI is famous for drills and "it makes you slow". So this kind of practice may not be accepted by some TI fans. Any...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
I try not to answer these kinds of questions,...

I try not to answer these kinds of questions, because nobody believes me.
But my answer is "I do not feel easy. I feel connecting with the water".
I always try to communicate with the water. It is...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
More precise coordination and timing. As you...

More precise coordination and timing. As you watch my 9/12 stroke videos, you will see similarities on these. And one thing is almost constant: "gliding time".
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
We have an Olympian TI coach in Japan. He can...

We have an Olympian TI coach in Japan. He can push off and glide 13 meters without kicking. So he can do 7 strokes so easily. How can I compete them? I am a middle aged swimmer who started swimming a...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
One more thing

When you want to swim with lower than 10 strokes, acceleration is the key. You will coordinate to enter your hand, snap your foot, rotate your body and spear your hand in the water.

When I...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
The purpose of 7 stroke freestyle

His purpose of 7 stroke freestyle is to swim faster with 12-14 strokes.
Once you know the coordination at slower tempo, it is easier and more efficient to swim at faster tempo. So I insist 7 stroke...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
His first attempt of Superman Glide was 6 repeats...

His first attempt of Superman Glide was 6 repeats for 25 meter pool, which meant about 4.2 meters per glide.
Now he can do with 2 repeats, 12.5 meters per glide.
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 10,834
Posted By CoachShinji
7 stroke Freestyle

Hi all,

TI Japan coach Yukio Tanaka accomplished 7 stroke freestyle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7io29Yx4jLg

- He is 63 years old.
- His height is about 5 feet 5 inches (163cm)
- The length of...
Forum: Freestyle 11-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,880
Posted By CoachShinji
In my 9 stroke video, the tempo was 1.6 seconds.

In my 9 stroke video, the tempo was 1.6 seconds.
Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 11,983
Posted By CoachShinji
When I snap my left leg, I do it first then I...

When I snap my left leg, I do it first then I extend my right arm. This action is supported by my left hand's anchor. When you watch my video, you will see my anchoring hand moves first. It is not...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 13,959
Posted By CoachShinji
Exchanging Tempo Trainer

Hello saveup,

If you have problems for exchanging the broken Tempo Trainer, please contact me. TI Japan is the largest distributor of TT outside the US, and perhaps we can help you. The battery is...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 5,087
Posted By CoachShinji
Since I focus on entering my hands, I count the...

Since I focus on entering my hands, I count the number of hand-entry instead of pulling.
Forum: Links and References 07-10-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 7,290
Posted By CoachShinji
I did not know you are half Japanese. If you have...

I did not know you are half Japanese. If you have a long torso, which means short legs, you can get balanced better. That is why TI swimmers in Japan have less problems with balancing their bodies....
Forum: Freestyle 07-10-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 17,878
Posted By CoachShinji
To me. each action is taken at different...

To me. each action is taken at different time(0.1-0.3 second difference). So it is hard to put numbers.
And you need to put your energy to anchor(neither pull nor catch nor hold in my feeling) your...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-05-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 6,549
Posted By CoachShinji
Jun, You are absolutely right. I use shoulder...

Jun,

You are absolutely right. I use shoulder muscles until my elbows reach my shoulder line, then I stretch my shoulder blades to move my arms forward.
Forum: Links and References 02-01-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 12,818
Posted By CoachShinji
Thanks, Richardsk. Some people who posted...

Thanks, Richardsk. Some people who posted questions do not know about TI. So I try to describe the TI theory as easily as possible. If they knew Skating and ZipperSwitch, it would be easier for me to...
Forum: Freestyle 01-17-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
He is a masters swimmer and has been raced for a...

He is a masters swimmer and has been raced for a couple of years.

His swim video (http://www.motionbox.com/videos/0a99d8b41517e4c787)(recorded in 08/2008)

He used to swim with tensed arms and make...
Forum: Freestyle 01-12-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
Repetition and fine tuning is very important. It...

Repetition and fine tuning is very important. It might be a good idea to use a pull buoy to memorize the correct position by your body. I used to use a balance ball to train my core muscles.

When I...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2009
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
My new year's resolution: faster 9 stroke freestyle

Thanks to everybody, my video got more than 300,000 views on YouTube.
Since many non-TI swimmers misunderstand that TI freestyle is graceful but slow (and only Terry can swim fast), I would like to...
Forum: Freestyle 12-24-2008
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
For a viewpoint of Japanese, it truly seems "Zen"...

For a viewpoint of Japanese, it truly seems "Zen" skating/switch.
Forum: Freestyle 12-23-2008
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
Don, Congratulations on your 7 stroke freestyle....

Don,

Congratulations on your 7 stroke freestyle. Your analysis is very persuasive.
I totally agree with you about importance of the first pull. It is the only chance to use your hand for pulling...
Forum: Freestyle 12-19-2008
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
There are four pool sessions at the workshop. One...

There are four pool sessions at the workshop. One session takes about 90 minutes.
The latest curriculum is based on "Easy Freestyle DVD" as follows;

1st pool session:
- Relax in the water
-...
Forum: Freestyle 12-19-2008
Replies: 134
Views: 66,984
Posted By CoachShinji
SF Workshop on 12/13-14

Last weekend, I attended the Freestyle Workshop in San Francisco as a coach. It was the first workshop I coached in US since I interned 4 years ago.

The followings are the difference of stroke...
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