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It Ain't Piano

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It Ain’t Piano
By Samson Dubina
 
If you ever took piano lessons, you probably know that there is a very systematic approach for beginners.  Often there is a 30 or 60 min lesson each week.  The student is given a couple songs to perfect during the week.  When he/she goes for the lesson the following week, they will likely get those songs checked off and given new songs to play the following week.  Once you have mastered a song, then you typically don’t go back 3 years later and keep working on the same one because you have moved on…
 

5 Levels of Communication

Player / Coach Relationship

 
 
 
 
 
 
To reach your highest potential, you and your coach must communicate on a detailed level realizing that communication is a two-way street.  In this article, I’m going to outline the 5 levels of communication, then briefly discuss how you can reach your peak potential.
 
Level 1 – Hallway Talk
“Hey, what’s up man.  How you doing?” 

Efficient Training

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Kenzie learning to loop backspin in ONLY 60 min!!!

They "say" there are no short-cuts in table tennis...

WRONG!

There are many short-cuts to improving the learning process on every skill! That is what we are all about... giving you the best possible training experience where you can learn every skill in a simple, proven, step-by-step approach!

6 Types of Learners

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Six Types of Learners
 

NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!

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Devastating John Doe

New Tactics Article on Beating the Unknown Opponent

 
 
 
 
 
The tournament published the draws the night before the event.  You found out that you are going to play against Hou Yingchao in your opening match of men’s singles at 9am.  You immediately take out your pen and paper and write down some note of how to play him.  You arrive in the gym at 7:45am and train accordingly. 
 
Just then…
 
Without warning…
 

Jet Lag

Traveling To Tournaments

 
 
 
 
 
Regardless if you are traveling across the world or even across the United States to the US Open, changing timezone can cause jet lag for anyone.  
Could it affect your performance?  
Absolutely!
There are 5 quick tips that I would like to share...
 

Excessive Celebration

How Loud Should You Be?

     
 
 
Today, I would like to share a few tips with you regarding table tennis celebration.  These principles can apply to you regardless if you are competing in your first recreational tournament, competing in an average USATT tournament, or playing for a gold medal in the Olympics.

Serve or Receive?

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If you win the toss, which do you choose?  Serve or Receive?
 
This article starts off seemingly insignificant but concludes with the main point.  You must read the full article to understand the thought process…
 

When the Chinese lost...

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Mima Ito Secrets Revealed

When the Chinese teams gets crushed, it is a good day for everyone (including the Chinese players). It is good for the rest of the world because it give us hope that they really are beatable and it is good for the Chinese team because it gives them a challenge. When you always have an all Chinese semifinal and all Chinese final, there is no one to cheer for and no one to cheer against. Great Job Mima Ito! Keep up the good work!

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