Hello everyone. I’m Yuki Togami.
I want to become a person who want can express myself in English.
That’s why I will sometimes post articles about myself in English.
This time , I will introduce myself about gymnastics experience.
How I started gymnastics.
I had played gymnastics for 10 years since I was a primary student.
The impetus about starting gymnastics is I can’t remember it perfectly😂.
I watched the gymnastics of Athens Olympic in a TV, and it made me very exciting.
That’s why I started by asking my parents.
This video is part of the movie about Athenes Olympic that inspires me.
Looking back about my gymnastics experience
When I was primary student
When I was a primary student, I had joined gymnastics club team of KONAMI.
At first when I started it, I practiced gymnastics once a week.
But I wanted to practice more, and I’d like to level up my skills, so I practiced five times a week.
It was very hard for me.
I did running for 30 minuites, handstanding for two minuites and so on almost everyday.
Finally, I was able to do handspring, backhandspring and so on.
When I was a junior high school student
When I was a junior high school student, I practiced the same club team.
And I practiced gymnastics five times a week and four hours in a day.
I got second place in west Japan competition from my club team.
When I was a high school student
When I was a junior high school student, I played only Floor Exercise, Horizontal Bar and Vaulting Horse.
But, when I was a high school student, I practiced Parallel Bars, Rings, Pommel Horse and Vault.
It was the most obsessive time about gymnastics.
I won some competition in my city.
When I was a university student
When I was a university student, I couldn’t make up my mind to belong to gymnastics club in my university.
Because I want to try another things.
That’s why I tried my first part time job which is Okonomiyaki restaurant.
But finally I wanted to try gymnastics again because my heart belongs to it.
So this time I joined the gymnastics club in my university and the equipments was better than when I was in high school.
When I was in third year university student, my right shoulder dislocated.
I got injury and very painful.
I couldn’t play gymnastics for 3 weeks.
I did only stretching and muscle training with my manager of my club.
After 3 weeks, I played gymnastics.
But my right shoulder dislocated again.
I did only stretching and muscle training with my manager for 6 weeks again.
After 6 weeks, I played gymnastics.
But my right shoulder dislocated again.hahaha…
I gave up to play gymnastics.
My gymnastics experience finished.
I could learn many things through my gymnastics experience.
Next, I will write about it.
What I learned through my gymnastics experience
In my gymnastics experience, I learned that I can do something no matter how hard it is, if I continue doing this without giving up.
I had many difficulities to aquire techniques.
Sometimes I didn’t want to play gymnastics anymore, because I couldn’t develop difficult techniques for a long time.
But I did my best to acquire those difficult techniques.
For example, I heard from someone who can do difficult techniques and I watched video about them many times.
And finally I could do many techniques.
Through my experiences about gymnastics I learned that we have to strive more to achieve our goals in life.
Don’t put limits, everything is possible you just have to BELIEVE.
Never let the thought of failure stop you from reaching your dreams.