Author Topic: International Diabolo Hub  (Read 388 times)

Wis

  • Moderator
  • Thanks: 100
International Diabolo Hub
« on: August 09, 2017, 04:09:53 pm »
Dear all, this is going to be a long but interesting post, hang on there with me.

As you may know I helped to create, keep on going, and improve the EJC Diabolo Battle  https://www.facebook.com/EJCDiaboloBattle/. I received tons of love because of that, I am proud, and I will keep on going. Thanks to everybody for the help and for coming and enjoying it!

Why I do these things? Well, it seems it makes me happy to know that diabolo evolves and expands around the world. This year I tried to convince the sponsors of the EJC Diabolo Battle to bring players to compete to Asia as an award in the EJC Diabolo Battle. So if you win the EJC Diabolo Battle you could go to Asia to compete.
Unfortunately sponsors do not want to go by this, mostly because 'what happens if the winner is usually not using my diabolos??', which is a valid concern.

Then in the EJC I learnt that Twin Spin already has traveled to Asia for a competition, and they actually won a medal in the Asia Diabolo Cup.
This means the Asian Diabolo associations already have a structure and a plan and willingness to bring players from Europe to Asia.

This is great news for all of us, and now my goals are to:
1- Make European players aware that they can go to Asia to compete
2- Motivate players to try to go to Asia to compete and so make the whole International Diabolo Community grow.

For this I intend to
- Make a calendar of worldwide competitions where foreigners are welcome and invited to join.
- Make a Facebook page to try to share this information with all the players

So this is a declaration of intentions, feedback is welcome. Let us diabolo!!

Closest events to attend:
China International Diabolo Tournament
at China JinHua , date: 20-21 Oct 2017
Tournament Registration: 15 June 2017 until 15 August 2017
https://www.idfdiabolo.org/2017-cidt/

War-D Asia Cup Diabolo Tournament - Malaysia
All you need to do is :
1) Record a show act video clip of 2mins
2) PM us the clip with your name & age
3) Video clip Audition results will be announced on 17/9 and those who listed are eligible for registration for the War-D Tournament on 11/11.
Video clip audition expires on 10/9 so hurry up & grab your chance!
https://www.facebook.com/wardtournament2016/
See a link to the ad (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=335105540272799&id=213891035727584)

And now I would like to link some Diabolo Associations that are worth knowing and following
Finnish Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/groups/133730164355/

International Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/International-Diabolo-Association-213891035727584/

International Diabolo Federation
https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDiaboloFederation/

Taiwan Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/tdaccf/

Japan Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/japandiabolo/?ref=br_rs

Malaysia
Sabah Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/sabahdiabolo/?ref=br_rs

Utar Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/utarclsdiabolo/?ref=br_rs

Melaka Diabolo Association
https://www.facebook.com/MelakaDiaboloAssociation/

I will try to complete these, any feedback is welcome.


I would like to give special thanks to the president of the Japan Diabolo Association, Tetsunori Saito. He seems to be a similar person to me, told me a lot of how the competitions look like in Asia, and his motivation is probably crucial for me to write this today. Saito, you are Awesome!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1345397242208749/permalink/1361738483907958/
"The string...the inertia...the hours"

Arjan

  • Moderator
  • Thanks: 68
Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 11:04:55 pm »
Hey Wis,

I love it! Great to see your efforts in both the battle and now in trying to stimulate competition across borders.
I don't know what else to say really, I personally don't think about taking part in competition (any more) but I do somehow find this interesting from a different perspective. 
Is there anything you need a hand with, any particular questions you have towards the community? Are you visiting any of these contests?

Wis

  • Moderator
  • Thanks: 100
Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 01:13:28 pm »
Hi Arjan,

Thanks for the kind words!
So far I cannot think of a concrete question, but maybe we could have a call, a bit one day since you did not come to the EJC this year and we saw ourselves irremediably condemned to miss you.

I intend to visit those places, I guess not in a short time. There is some sort of role that is coach, which is interesting to me, but I think there is not enough players/competitions/money around diabolo in Europe so this would make sense. This could be a good role for you maybe as well. I will keep people updated :)

For the other people reading. Let us share some Asia related material.

EXCELLENT article from Ollie and the Malaysian Diabolo Culture
http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=8596.0

Great video from Ollie recorded while being there

http://juggling.tv/5016 ← Please go to JTV for HD/download

Arjan's Master Piece: Made in Taiwan
"The string...the inertia...the hours"

aaro

  • VotW Contributor
  • Thanks: 12
Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 03:17:30 pm »
This is the best thing i have heard in a while. We have had many years of competition inside Finland, but as of late it has become really stagnant, maybe this would motivate and inspire the young 'uns and us old goats alike.
We have the FDC coming, and this is definetly something that we will be discussing.

wgm

  • Thanks: 12
Re: International Diabolo Hub
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 08:23:06 pm »
Hi!

Would this be open to Diaboloists from North America as well?