First of all, congratulations to everyone for taking on the 30 Days to Better Shime challenge! I hope you found some part of the program useful and I hope you've improved a bit. If you practiced more than you would have without the program, I consider it a success. And from what I've heard from many of you, some of you practiced a lot! And that's despite my diminished contact! My apologies that I've been out of touch so long. On Ensemble's tour was really crazy toward the end of January. I was trying hard to finish a video of the 1234 drill but it turned into a larger project than I'd been planning. I kept thinking, "I'll finish the video tomorrow and send a check-in email then!" And here we are... So my lesson learned: don't make progress dependent on difficult tasks. I hope you learned something about your practice habits and had fun doing the program. This will be my last email to the list as a whole but please feel free to contact me. kris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 310-350-8825 You are all welcome to visit and practice with me in LA anytime. I get together with friends on a daily basis to practice anything and everything taiko. And anyone who takes up the 30 Days challenge is a friend of mine, so don't hesitate! Congratulations again and see you at Taiko Conference! Kris ps - I'll post the 1234 video at OnEnsemble.org when it's finally ready. Happy practicing!