I'm currently living in China trying to spread hooping to each city I live in here, by teaching free classes in parks. I recently suggested people to look online for more inspiration and different styles of hooping...........but sadly Youtube and most other video sites are blocked in China... so people have no way to access them.
www.youku.com is the Chinese version of Youtube and has 1 or 2 hooping videos. So I am trying to populate it with hooping videos now. It would be awesome if anyone that likes posting videos up on youtube could also post them on youku and help spread the hoop love to China.
The website is all in Chinese but I made a few tutorials about how to sign up and post videos to make things easier.
hula hoop = 呼拉圈
dance = 跳舞
thanks everyone and happy hooping.
The Great Firewall of China is a pain in the a** in so many ways. I'm behind you trying to spread some hoopdance fun to China (they are awesome gymnasts, but that's such a rigid experience)
I'll sign up and post some of the past WHD dance videos and other tutorials. When the new WHD Dance choreography is ready later this year, I'll be sure to post it there, too.
If there's anything on Spin Matsuri (www.spinmatsuri.com) that you'd like me to upload, give a shout.
Thanks for the helpful tutorials. It's possible to machine translate the pages, too, but your instructions are easier to understand.
I've uploaded a few videos this morning as a test and will get some more online when I see if these worked. The three I started with:
* WHD 2011 Choreography
* Elbow Wrap Weave
* Japan Tricks Showcase - Hoop Kata
My account is mediatinker and I used your suggested tags, so keep an eye peeled to see if they pass the censors.
Thank you so much Tink. I will definitely grab some videos from there and post them.
The great firewall of china is annoying.. but i'm always on a VPN..... so it took me well over a year of being here to figure out there were no videos out there... hehe
My computer doesn't translate pages. Is there a way you could post a tutorial about how we post vidoes too? I've made an account, but not sure what to do from there.
He did make a tutorial on how to upload videos.
please ignore ;)
tee hee, whoops!
ohhhh think of that masive untapped market i can brainwash with Babzness! i'm all over this!
OH SWEET!!! I'm in!! Let's do this!!
Omg I was talking to some Chinese guys on Chat roulette tonight, showed them a link to my blog, and it was RESTRICTED! I was so pissed!
I just have a couple amateur videos but am uploading them to help the spread :)