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Richee
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[POI]

"Dedicated to people, from the generation of steel."

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[VERSION]

0.3

English version of Poi reference guide book, with up to date informations, related to present understanding and knowledge.

[TODO]

-Code red?
-Sort this out.
-Solution.

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BEGINNING

Poi is a name for a ball tied to the string, finished
with a handle for the leading hand. Poi is an art
connencting dance and object manipulation. Poi is a
connection of movement between hand, body and Poi.
Like a dance, living from the rhythm.

"Poi brings fresh and relax to a mind."

WHY SPIN?

Spinning brings physical relaxation. It also requires concentration
from many senses: touch, sight and hearing. This enhances their
scale within several other activities. Develop better reaction and
coordination. Orientation in space. Develop concentration on body
and object. Reflex, but flexible thinking and progresive action
too. Learn to be a stable, grounded person. Doesn't reflect, rather
light, upwards, feeling when spinning. The best communication with
Poi is without words.

"Poi brings fresh to whole body, it's movement in dance."

Spinning is physical relaxation for the whole body. An exact
description of steps to take doesn't exist. Only advanced
principals exist. Dance with Poi has no boundary and everyone
can find their own way to express self motion in dance.

"When spinning with Poi, there is always a next path."

It's easy to find that it works, but is different to see spin-
ning and to spin for yourself. Poi is understanding of space,
direction and time. Infinite possibility to develop ourself.

"Poi helps understand ourself and people, understand own
body and finding a balance inbetween."

HISTORY


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Code:Erere taku poi Fly my Poi

Erere taku poi Fly my Poi,
Maurial atu ra carry over,
Nga riri o te motu the hostile island.
E papaki mai nei In rhythm,
Ko toku aroha of my love.
Me kawe ki te tau To my beloved,
Kia atu ki hoki mai with a message to return,
Kia au ki hoki mai with a message to return.
Poi comes from the Maories of New Zealand, aboriginies of these
islands. They are a nation full of color, handwork and face
tatoo moko. They are known for their friendliness, good will
and understanding. Their myths and legends talk about the
creation of Poi as a conjunction of two gods.

"Raupo and Harakeke are parents of Poi, Poi are eyes of the gods,
they mean message for gods, symbol of peace and openness".

Waita were songs, ghostpells, which represent Maori story-
telling. By most history of them comes from the women.
Including pleasure, love but also gospel to Poi. Express
pleasure, action or daring. Full of rhythm, emotion and
voices, which changes all the time. Haka, were tools to
express the agility and strength of Maory wariors with huge
ritual spirit. Women dance for joy, singing songs together
with Poi, rhyming, like musical instruments by rhythmical
tapping on palm or hands. Men, using an energic and
intensive stance with precise manipulation of their Poi,
display their power.

"Poi as a tool, is a different path, to express
our message to people."

Many times in the past, whole groups travelled, exploring
new continents to show their skill to other nations and
open a rich history to the whole world. Here, probably
due to exploration missions, came the first information
and first notes about Poi around the world. Today only
Maory woman perform poi for the general public. Original
Poi were made of raupo. This is a root used as a base for
the Poi head in the shape of a ball and thread used as the
base for a threaded tail attached to the head. Those
present, have a broad variety of shape or effect. Not as
a musical instrument, but the spinnning base stays the
same. Despite differences of method to control them,
leading to rhythmical movement in dance, ability is needed
to control.

"Look throught reality mean help to understand, how
mind construct its' own program. The reality of Poi prog-
ram is, that everything is possible."

BASIC

POI & BEAT

POI
BEAT

DE PLANE

STANCE
WALL & WHEEL
HORIZONTAL
FLOOR & CEILING

DIRECTION

RULE OF DIRECTION
RULE OF DUALITY
RULE OF TURNING
FOREWARD & BACKWARD
OPPOSITE
CLOCK'S
INSIDEOUT
LEFT & RIGHT
TURN

LOW TURN
HIGH TURN

TIME

PARALLEL
ALTERNATE
BUTTERFLY
SPLIT QUARTER TIME

THEORY

PLANE

OVERLAP
FRAMING
3D
TRINITY
CRANE
BOXATOM
4D

REEL & CROSS-OVER

CARRY
CROSS-OVER
CROSS-FOLLOW
FIGURE OF 8
SYMMETRY

BY LEADING
BY DIRECTION
BY PERPENDICULAR PLANE

CONTEXTSTACK

BEAT

BALANCE
ODD & EVEN OFFSET
DEGREE
LEADING POLYRHYTHM
POI & MASTER PATH
NOTATION

TECHNIQUE

POI & BODY

HOLDING
SHORTENING
SLOW & FAST
LIQUID
ACROBATIC
FOOTWORK
FREEHAND COUNTER SPIN
STATIC CENTER
NEGATIVE SPACE CRYTICAL MOMENT
SYNCHRONOUS SPIN
INDEPENDENT SPIN

REEL & CROSS-OVER

SKIRT
PIROUETE
REELBUZZSAW INSIDESWEEP
INSWING

INVERSION INTROVERSION

STRAIGHT ARM CROSSER
STRAIGHT JACKET
WAISTWRAP

BIG & LITTLE CIRCLE

GIANT
LOCKOUT
FLOWER
FOUNTAIN
ANTI SPIN TRAMMELUNIT CIRCLE
SUPERSPIN
STAR

PARACIRCLESTRAIGHT LINE SNAKE EYE

FAMILY

PARALLEL

TURN

ALTERNATE

FIGURE 8 WEAVE CORKSCREW

BUTTERFLY

BUTTEFLY THREAD THE NEEDLE
MEXICAN WEAVE

SPLIT

BUTTERFLY
THREAD THE NEEDLE
MEXICAN WEAVE

FUNDAMENTAL

START & STOP
PARTIAL ARC

DROP & PICK UP STALL PENDULUM

1.5
PULL THRU
PASS

GILLIGAN
WRAP, RECIOL & KICK THRU WRAP

CONTACT

PROPELLER/OR
ROLL
SUICIDE
TRAP
WIBBLE

ILLUSION

ISOLATION

SNAKECAT EYEHYBRID HELIX

HYPERLOOP

AXIS,NEXUS & ORBIT
GRADIENT
+1/-1

BETWEEN THE LEGS
THROW

RELEASE
TOSS
TAPBACK

CATCH

SNAG
LEGO
R-TYPE
GUMBY

ONE HAND

MULTIPLEX

JEDI

ILLEGAL
SITH

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APENDIX

PRACTISE & FIRE GEAR

BASIC PARAMETER
PRACTISE

TENNIS BALL
FLAG SOCK CRYSTAL

FIRE POI

TUBE
ROPE
CATHEDRALMONKEY FIST

SPARK
GLOW

BEHIND THE FLAME

BASIC
SAFETY
FIRST AID
CLOTHING
FUEL
KEVLAR
WIRE WOOL
DURAL

PERFORMANCE

WHAT IS PERFORMANCE?
FIRE PERFORMANCE
PREPARATION, ORGANIZATION & SAFETY
WHAT SAYS LAW
NOTEBOOK

COLOR GALLERY



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Tube core


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Cathedral


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Monkey fist


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Crystal

RESOURCE

Rhythm & Life of Poi; Ngamoni Huata

END

[Nx?]
AA Performance
Arashi
Batchelor Andrew
Bender Ofender
Cassandra
Chicago, GS
Chronos
Concil of Poi elders, the 20th
Cerny Jiri
Diamantopulous Panagiotis
Dom
Dye
Elasta
Fluffy Naplm Faiery
Fraggle, Cantus J
ICoN Mike
Kimonas
Klabik Premyslav
Klima Filip
Klimova Edita
Kolejka Martin
Le Skunk, Mr.
Mot
NYC
Oli
Palitchi performance
Pavek Ivan
Pele
Pike, Meghan Claire
Rebros Marek
Rev
Robertson Shawn
Spherculist Matt
Spiralx
Strevak
Tempest Aiden
Thorburn Robert
Todd Spitz
Tree
Tyler Daniel
T0xic
TF Performance
Valura
Walklate John
Walker Cole
Woolsey Nick

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So close to where I want it to get to,
all the time..

(thx Duvan for clicky idea)

project start,

:R

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EDITED_BY: Richee (1232289093)
EDIT_REASON: Illusion


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aston
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aston

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Posted:Awesome!

If I can help, feel free to ask. Dunno if I can though. smile


'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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BansheeCat
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

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Posted:great start! I will need to get the finished book so i can figure out half the terms though...

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."

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Posted:Sounds like an interesting project. Excited to see the outcome smile

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duvan


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Location: germany

Total posts: 249
Posted:whaaaatdaheeeeck? awesome *tryingtoclickchapters*... hey... *confused*... oh, seems like it isn't finished yet frown grin

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Richee
BRONZE Member since Jan 2002

HOP librarian
Location: Prague

Total posts: 1841
Posted:Notebook got stacked and all notes are gone, anyway I did again,
list through all beginner node topics from the past.

I've found left several Xaeda and some Charles staff threads,
thus I didn't catched them all before. More, there are about
20, beutyfull thread discussions too.

I'd like shift them to advanced node later, as well as pro-
pper linking.

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It takes like 2 hours, but I was going through
several years of development.

Kind of a different look.

I've met Mineiro!

smile,

:R

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Cyrik
BRONZE Member since Dec 2005

newbie
Location: Poland

Total posts: 32
Posted:Wow - this is really something anyone could get knoledge from.
Great project - let us now about any updates ! smile
cheers smile


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Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

Do you do the poiz?
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 530
Posted:Fantastic Project! Will be a great ongoing resource clap bounce2

"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"

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