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Thread: Coming to Calgary
12-22-2005, 11:32 PM #1
Coming to Calgary
Lee Dong Soo, Choi Ji Tea, Lim Bang An, are coming to Calgary next week to help prepare and coach for the 2007 Canada Games! I just got an email today! I'll let everyone know what playing against them is like (for a Canadian ). Also btw are all Korean names 3 syllables?
12-22-2005, 11:37 PM #2Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
even their god (north korea) has a name of Kim Jong Il
12-23-2005, 03:46 PM #3
I know of Lee Dong Soo, who are the others?
12-23-2005, 04:29 PM #4
I was able to rally with them last April at the Calgary Winter Club during some training sessions that the CWC pro's setup for master players. Unforuntely the language barrier made it difficult to do much beyond just showing some technics while Kathreen Yoo (another club professional from korea) translated from Korean to English.
It certainly was a thrill though to play them a bit over the course of about 4 days and on the last day before they left I got they're autographs on the 2004 Olympics CD's I have. They also put on a great show for the exhibition too which is on another thread http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ean+exhibition
Choi Ji Tea is the director of badminton for Samsung I think but I'm not totally sure on that one. He's a former Korean national player and participated with the the training sessions last year with his wife (she is former national player as well - and super deceptive)
Aside from the Canadian national players that will be at the 1 week clinic, I might have heard someone mention that one or two of them might be here for as long as a month or so after.
12-27-2005, 11:44 PM #5Originally Posted by not4u
The third guy's name is usually (ie in IBF documents) spelled Yim Bang Eun. It is actually pronounced Im Bahng-un with the last syllable sounding similar to the English prefix "un-". He is very tall and used to play doubles with Kim Yong-hyun. He partnered with Ha Tae-kwun a few times early in 2005. At 44th in the world, he is the highest ranked player there but he was in the top 10 a few years ago. See photos.Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)Originally Posted by cooler
What are the chances that they are going to be joined by Kim Dong-moon? Badminton Canada was obviously courting him. He didn't choose Canada solely on the strength of our English education record. The program that is sending Kim to Canada is a sports diplomacy thing. If he's going to work for Badminton Canada, Calgary is a good bet for his destination. Vancouver is just where he's staying when he arrives, according to his host. Why is none of this on the Badminton Canada website?
12-28-2005, 03:43 PM #6Originally Posted by event
12-30-2005, 03:13 PM #7Originally Posted by Winex West Can
i think badminton canada kept a low profile on kdm because nothing is firm up yet. Because federal funding is sparse for badminton, badminton canada may not be laying claim of securing kdm.
12-30-2005, 03:17 PM #8Originally Posted by event
I've made my clarification. Dont want this thread closed for political discussion
Last edited by cooler; 12-30-2005 at 03:22 PM.
12-30-2005, 03:30 PM #9Originally Posted by not4u
while waiting for 'someone' today, i sat lazily and almost tripped Lee Dong Soo walking out the door. I also saw choi ji tea and Im Bahng-un and one other lady, prolly choi's wife?? I saw choi ji last year exhibition too. I was told choi ji is the sport director for samsung.Great job if one can get it. He get to go where korean team go. Samsung is the main sponsor of the korean badminton team.
12-30-2005, 07:35 PM #10Originally Posted by cooler
12-30-2005, 11:10 PM #11
The Korean training prgram is much much different than Ardy's at the glencoe.
I'm not sure if its differences in Korean training and Indonesian training or the doubles vs singles. Ardy's workouts are more endurance and stamina based and involve leg strength. The Korean's workouts are hardly cardio at all (if your in good badminton shape) and all leg strength. They would make me take lunges from 3/4 back from the net on the court to hit net shots which they expected me to roll! These Korean's are maybe the best coaching I've ever recieved. They take interest and stop you if you are doing something incorrectly. It is difficult to communicate though b/c the translators are not always around. Through this training I almost want to start taking doubles up seriously again... won't happen tho.
12-31-2005, 12:05 AM #12Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
12-31-2005, 12:15 AM #13Originally Posted by taneepak
Here is kim J I's favorite shows:
KJI especially loves Hollywood movies. His favorites include Rambo, Friday the 13th, the James Bond series, and Hong Kong action films. His favorite stars are Elizabeth Taylor and Sean Connery.
Kim also adores children's cartoons, especially Daffy Duck. (Evidently, the Dear Leader has amassed the world's largest collection of Daffy cartoons.) And he's a giant Michael Jackson fan.
He also loves p...y and..he would...err, i think i better stop here
If only saddam H. had watched cartoons, he would be alot smarter LOL
nice try taneepak
Last edited by cooler; 12-31-2005 at 12:17 AM.
12-31-2005, 12:17 AM #14Originally Posted by cooler
12-31-2005, 12:30 AM #15Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
02-21-2006, 07:25 PM #16Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
02-21-2006, 11:48 PM #17Originally Posted by event
On a side note, for those of you who don't know who she is, she is an amazing singles player and has been slaughtering everyone on the Tues competitive ladder at the CWC.
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