Comments: 871 • Responses: 110 • Date: 2018-07-16 00:00:17 UTCsource
fartboystinks643 karma2018-07-16 00:43:05 UTC
What VPN you use to climb the Chinese firewall?
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jiaweihoo1018 karma2018-07-16 00:48:15 UTC
Iskippedfaceday579 karma2018-07-16 00:12:45 UTC
What is your diet and physical lifestyle like? Wrestlers and gymnasts (many young ones especially) often face weight issues in order to stay functional in their sport or fit a weight class. Do you have this same pressure? If so, how do you navigate it?
jiaweihoo953 karma2018-07-16 00:23:01 UTC
Yes i have to monitor my weight also because if i get heavier it gets harder for the bases to do their work to throw me around and it gets tough for them and for me to be safe. I avoid all sugar drinks, only plain water, and eat the meals at the troupe, although i have sunday as an off day where i eat out but don’t drink any sugar drinks. I train for 2 hours in the morning, have classes, have lunch then train for another 4 hours until the evening and burn all the food I ate. We have night training closer to competition and shows
jack-of-all_spades292 karma2018-07-16 00:55:08 UTC
What kind of food is offered by the troupe? Are there any other foods you avoid besides those that are high in sugar?
jiaweihoo589 karma2018-07-16 00:58:57 UTC
We have porridge, tofu, nuts, chicken. I avoid oily foods, fried foods too and also bread. I don't eat bread
dusmeyedin143 karma2018-07-16 02:59:10 UTC
What is your 火锅 intake?
jiaweihoo227 karma2018-07-16 03:13:24 UTC
Not much, -2
homboo-7 karma2018-07-16 01:18:36 UTC
When will you start enjoying life ?
jiaweihoo27 karma2018-07-16 01:26:43 UTC
When i stop being a flyer... maybe
Dandannoodle2476 karma2018-07-16 01:15:06 UTC
What do you eat on Sundays?
jiaweihoo210 karma2018-07-16 01:27:33 UTC
I head out and just eat what i want when i see it. Not having to think about the oil and weight
SwaggersaurusWrecks309 karma2018-07-16 02:52:30 UTC
Ah the see food diet. I too am familiar with this diet.
jiaweihoo148 karma2018-07-16 02:55:29 UTC
Only for a day!
quincyguy1415 karma2018-07-16 00:11:11 UTC
What are you afraid of?
jiaweihoo1013 karma2018-07-16 00:11:48 UTC
Sweeztastic351 karma2018-07-16 00:36:13 UTC
On average, how many times have you hurt yourself learning a new routine?
jiaweihoo553 karma2018-07-16 00:44:56 UTC
At least 50 times
amerikaninjunwarrior134 karma2018-07-16 03:49:42 UTC
Idk if this has been asked already.. But what's your most serious injury to date?
jiaweihoo243 karma2018-07-16 03:59:48 UTC
A fractured arm... Luckily that was it
badassmthrfkr341 karma2018-07-16 00:45:42 UTC
Your English is really good. Where did you learn it?
jiaweihoo532 karma2018-07-16 00:52:44 UTC
We learn some in the troupe because we travel and also interacting with people oversea
badassmthrfkr144 karma2018-07-16 01:11:44 UTC
That's really surprising: I suspected you were raised in an English speaking country. I'm Korean-American and most Koreans who never spent time in the West aren't nearly as fluent, and they seem to have the hardest time with the punctuation which you seem to have no problem with. Good for you and I hope it'll be a great asset.
jiaweihoo209 karma2018-07-16 01:13:22 UTC
My dad spent time in europe which helped
toonwa113 karma2018-07-16 01:06:41 UTC
im in a local circus community, everyone is so incredibly nice and social there! Do you interact with a lot of people?
jiaweihoo171 karma2018-07-16 01:13:43 UTC
I spend alot of time with people in the troupe, because we spend most of our time in here!
toonwa60 karma2018-07-16 01:22:17 UTC
you must be very close
jiaweihoo123 karma2018-07-16 01:28:01 UTC
Yes we are! Luckily, because we spend so much time together
Joshfu295 karma2018-07-16 01:12:20 UTC
Are you happy?
jiaweihoo643 karma2018-07-16 01:33:09 UTC
To be honest, sometimes, not all the time. When the training gets tough and you can't do what you want it's very sad
Joshfu427 karma2018-07-16 02:31:10 UTC
I hope you realize you are like a super hero to so many people. Your will, dedication and bravery are beyond many. I admire your efforts. Thank you for entertaining us.
jiaweihoo350 karma2018-07-16 02:31:45 UTC
Thank you so much!
panjialang110 karma2018-07-16 02:37:10 UTC
jiaweihoo105 karma2018-07-16 02:41:23 UTC
sallypiece41 karma2018-07-16 04:01:33 UTC
I just want you to know that you are an incredible and unique human being. ❤
jiaweihoo36 karma2018-07-16 04:04:19 UTC
thank you! :)
Scrapple666238 karma2018-07-16 00:42:57 UTC
How young were you when you started training?
jiaweihoo348 karma2018-07-16 00:52:16 UTC
When I was 6 i started
BonkeyKongCountry149 karma2018-07-16 02:22:23 UTC
Have you always enjoyed it, or has it sometimes been more work than fun?
jiaweihoo316 karma2018-07-16 02:26:52 UTC
It is not too enjoyable, but i feels more like a job now
BonkeyKongCountry121 karma2018-07-16 02:32:06 UTC
You said that acrobats tend to be young. Do you have plans for what you will do when you're no longer an acrobat? Do you ever wish that you had a different job?
jiaweihoo320 karma2018-07-16 02:35:55 UTC
I hope to be a coach within the troupe, and i know finding a job outside would be tough.
Somedays, yes. I did not like i was kind of forced into this
alimeep34 karma2018-07-16 03:55:28 UTC
How did you get into it at 6 years old? Did you want to do it or did your parents decide for you?
jiaweihoo78 karma2018-07-16 04:03:43 UTC
My parents decided for me
alimeep27 karma2018-07-16 04:08:06 UTC
Did they sign you up for a certain length of time or could you have quit if you didn’t like it?
jiaweihoo49 karma2018-07-16 04:10:14 UTC
my parents could pull me out
TheLittlestTiefling222 karma2018-07-16 00:15:21 UTC
How many hours a day do you practice? Also Who decides your routines?
jiaweihoo315 karma2018-07-16 00:24:46 UTC
2 hours in the morning, 4 hours in the afternoon, and sometimes at night for another 2-4 hours. It gets more during competition or show, we can train up to 12 hours.
Our coaches decides what routines we do, and grouping us according to our strengths and what the routine require
AlexHimself211 karma2018-07-16 00:35:27 UTC
Have you ever had an accident or gotten hurt during a live performance?
jiaweihoo344 karma2018-07-16 00:43:01 UTC
I have fallen during a performance, but lucky it was not at the highest point of the act and it was quite low, and i fell onto a soft trampoline which we use as part of the performance
brownu95211 karma2018-07-16 00:37:36 UTC
How long can a person be an acrobat before it takes its toll on the body?
jiaweihoo335 karma2018-07-16 00:47:04 UTC
I think it is when you are almost 30? But for a flyer like me, we stop doing it when we are too heavy and larger and may move to another role
brownu95121 karma2018-07-16 00:48:27 UTC
What kind of roles? What’s life after being an acrobat?
jiaweihoo279 karma2018-07-16 01:14:22 UTC
I could move to becoming a base. Or becoming a coach in the troupe.
Tarijeno201 karma2018-07-16 00:57:41 UTC
Hey, me and nine of my buddies are planning on robbing The Bellagio, but we need an acrobat who can fit inside a rolling cart and do a standing backflip inside a laser-lined bank vault. You in?
jiaweihoo218 karma2018-07-16 01:10:34 UTC
I could definitely do that!
paranalyzed188 karma2018-07-16 00:46:41 UTC
How do you handle injuries?
jiaweihoo259 karma2018-07-16 00:56:15 UTC
We have someone in the troupe that handle our injuries and resting. But sometime if it is not very bad, we just keep training
BigDickMcThickCock174 karma2018-07-16 00:46:45 UTC
How long have you been doing it professionally and what's a typical length for a career? Is it strictly a young man's game?
jiaweihoo239 karma2018-07-16 00:56:48 UTC
I have been performing for 6 years now, and people usually stop about 25 to 30. It's better when you are younger
BigDickMcThickCock72 karma2018-07-16 01:01:09 UTC
Thanks. That's a pretty long career for a professional athlete. Most athletes in American sports retire around the 35 year old mark when they stop being competitive and that's usually after starting in their early 20s.
jiaweihoo115 karma2018-07-16 01:14:55 UTC
Yeah, but if i get older and i grow in size, i would not do what i am doing now and shift to carrying people instead and not get carried
thelivingtypo162 karma2018-07-16 01:00:26 UTC
Are eating disorders common in Chinese troups like in America?
jiaweihoo222 karma2018-07-16 01:21:53 UTC
Yes, especially people like me who have to be light to be able to do what we do in the air and get thrown around
inohsinhsin102 karma2018-07-16 02:07:35 UTC
How is that dealt with, or is it kind of a hush-hush, leave other people alone kind of thing?
jiaweihoo209 karma2018-07-16 02:14:36 UTC
We don't talk about it, we just do it, and do what we have to do to keep our weights
inohsinhsin78 karma2018-07-16 02:21:36 UTC
That's unfortunate. My friend's teenage daughter is going through an eating disorder and its kind of on the hush hush too. I see her like a little sister so it's fucking with me being so helpless to her situation.
jiaweihoo115 karma2018-07-16 02:26:35 UTC
it is something common with flyers here in the troupe too
Bodark43139 karma2018-07-16 00:46:23 UTC
In Japanese circuses there is almost always a bicycle acrobatic act. Is it the same in China?
jiaweihoo249 karma2018-07-16 00:50:25 UTC
We have a unicycle act
TheOuts1der134 karma2018-07-16 01:26:05 UTC
Whats your relationship like with your family? Do you see them a lot? Do you miss then when youre traveling? How do you feel about them pushing you into this career?
jiaweihoo344 karma2018-07-16 01:42:20 UTC
I see them once a year, during lunar new year, they don't work in Wuhan so i never get to see them. I do miss them sometimes. To be honest, I sometimes hate them for pushing me into this because of how tough this can be
inohsinhsin39 karma2018-07-16 02:11:27 UTC
It's interesting because I'm on the other side of the spectrum. My dad wasn't really in the picture and my mom worked all the time. I've trouble finding direction growing up and continue to in some regards. 或許人生就是如此。
jiaweihoo37 karma2018-07-16 02:16:24 UTC
inohsinhsin13 karma2018-07-16 02:32:14 UTC
jiaweihoo23 karma2018-07-16 02:36:30 UTC
Sweeztastic129 karma2018-07-16 00:36:39 UTC
What is the highest height you have fallen from?
jiaweihoo239 karma2018-07-16 00:45:31 UTC
About 3 stories high? But i was caught so i was lucky then
TheOuts1der103 karma2018-07-16 01:22:18 UTC
How were you caught? By a rope system? Or by, like, a dude?
jiaweihoo236 karma2018-07-16 01:28:23 UTC
A dude, we don't perform with a safety rope for that act
Fenzke92 karma2018-07-16 01:32:52 UTC
Wow. How do you safely catch someone from a three-story fall?
jiaweihoo152 karma2018-07-16 01:44:17 UTC
There were 2 guys on the trampoline below that we use for the performance, and as i landed they slowed me down a little and i landed on the trampoline
themcjizzler40 karma2018-07-16 03:02:39 UTC
Did you fall as part of the ACT or accidentally?
jiaweihoo84 karma2018-07-16 03:12:49 UTC
altcodeinterrobang58 karma2018-07-16 03:14:38 UTC
that's terrifying. are you more scared of that happening again or bees?
jiaweihoo209 karma2018-07-16 03:15:16 UTC
bees. still. I fall almost everyday that is alright
Miningman664112 karma2018-07-16 00:15:23 UTC
What are some of your hobbies?
jiaweihoo387 karma2018-07-16 00:47:52 UTC
I like just lying around, watching shows. That's the only thing i have time for
GentleRice103 karma2018-07-16 00:51:10 UTC
What is your favourite country to visit?
jiaweihoo187 karma2018-07-16 01:01:21 UTC
Monaco. It's really interesting
Fenzke63 karma2018-07-16 01:34:40 UTC
jiaweihoo212 karma2018-07-16 01:46:48 UTC
Seeing the yachts, sea so close to everything, everything so compact but yet so high class. It is different from what I am used to
inohsinhsin27 karma2018-07-16 02:05:47 UTC
What are you used to? I may have missed this, but which part of China are you from? And if you miss home, what do you miss most about it?
jiaweihoo62 karma2018-07-16 02:14:00 UTC
I am from Wuhan. It's quite urban but not as high class as Monaco
kthamrin74 karma2018-07-16 00:58:18 UTC
1) Are there any acrobat moves you are afraid to do?
2) What made you want to be an acrobat?
3) What’s a bucket list acrobat move you have yet to try?
jiaweihoo128 karma2018-07-16 01:18:22 UTC
1) Being spun when in a horizontal position on the wheel, because you have no control in that position and you have to fully trust your base.
2) My parents got me into this, to make myself useful.
3) Not sure, but i would love to go into the russian bar
Grphx68 karma2018-07-16 02:10:24 UTC
2) My parents got me into this, to make myself useful.
I know you said English isn't your primary language but it sounds like your parents couldn't think of anything else you would be good at so they told you to do this so you wouldn't waste your life away. Is that what you intended to say?
jiaweihoo110 karma2018-07-16 02:15:22 UTC
Yes that is right
xenogeneral37 karma2018-07-16 03:46:24 UTC
They said that when you were 6?
jiaweihoo60 karma2018-07-16 03:47:13 UTC
They told me to learn something from there and be useful
rjr379069 karma2018-07-16 01:49:23 UTC
How much do acrobats get paid? Do you make enough to retire after your acrobatic career is over?
jiaweihoo145 karma2018-07-16 01:59:45 UTC
I get 250usd allowance a month, and about 50 usd for one performance. It is not enough yet, but i get paid more after i turn 18
eziligede57 karma2018-07-16 04:25:06 UTC
Does your troupe provide housing, food?
jiaweihoo69 karma2018-07-16 04:29:00 UTC
Yup they do
chinchillada68 karma2018-07-16 00:56:46 UTC
How are acrobats and other performers viewed in China?
jiaweihoo169 karma2018-07-16 01:10:54 UTC
Acrobatics is quite a well respected art form in China, and is quite competitive
TyGO2864 karma2018-07-16 00:18:36 UTC
Can you describe how you practice for the most difficult parts of your act?
As the audience, it seems like it would be dangerous to practice the hardest part all the time.
jiaweihoo145 karma2018-07-16 00:33:50 UTC
You have to just do it over and over again, for hours everyday,we can do the same thing, and you fall alot. But after alot of practices and falling, you can start to feel what is the right grip and strength you need to complete the moves, and that is when we start being able to perform it without much problems. Because of that spinning wheel, practicing on ground doesn't help because it feels different, so I have to always do it on it and you fall alot, but to perform it good, you have to know what you have to feel before executing the act
unsharpenedpencil64 karma2018-07-16 00:36:47 UTC
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NaCl-more93 karma2018-07-16 01:17:13 UTC
Didn't know you were only 16! That's incredible! Do you have any plans regarding academics, or does this take up most of your time?
jiaweihoo95 karma2018-07-16 01:29:06 UTC
We study in the troupe, but i know it is not as good as studying like a normal kid, but being in an acrobatic troupe, the acrobatics is more important
bl1nds1ght25 karma2018-07-16 02:59:32 UTC
Your English is good enough that you could do translation work, potentially! Also, your work is super unique and you'd probably be able to get into some great US universities if you score well on entrance exams and can write a great app.
jiaweihoo21 karma2018-07-16 03:14:13 UTC
thank you so much :)
errgreen62 karma2018-07-16 00:55:04 UTC
Are those normal jeans? No special clothing?
And what's your favorite snack?
jiaweihoo144 karma2018-07-16 01:07:05 UTC
Those are like jogger pants, but look like jeans.
I don't snack ：）
ninjacereal59 karma2018-07-16 00:50:29 UTC
Is your ass always bruised from being kicked in the ass for hours a day?
jiaweihoo105 karma2018-07-16 01:02:43 UTC
No bruising, but i wouldn't know if there are. But i am used to it now
thishorizon59 karma2018-07-16 00:51:46 UTC
Do you work for yourself? How's the living like? Over in the US most acrobats are relegated to carnival shows and the like. Except for a very few high calibur shows.
jiaweihoo117 karma2018-07-16 01:03:39 UTC
No i work in a troupe, I study in the troupe and I live in the troupe. We perform 2 performances a year for a month and also do overseas performances
thishorizon29 karma2018-07-16 01:12:40 UTC
Cool man. Good luck to ya!
jiaweihoo39 karma2018-07-16 01:32:14 UTC
Walkbyfaith12352 karma2018-07-16 00:04:07 UTC
That was really cool to watch! How did you get into acrobatics?
jiaweihoo115 karma2018-07-16 00:11:22 UTC
Thank you! It was my parents that made me go into acrobatics so that I have something to learn and do and hope to make money doing, which is what most kids in the acrobatic troupe came in for
noobto47 karma2018-07-16 00:31:02 UTC
What exactly do you do for training, if you can give a brief rundown? Also, have you ever hurt yourself while performing? What was that like?
jiaweihoo101 karma2018-07-16 00:38:15 UTC
We spend the first hour on warm up and physical, like squats, jumps, push up sit ups. Then we work on basic skills like handstands, flips, jumps. Then i go to do partner work, where i practice being thrown in the air, kicked in the air, spun around and working with my base on the ground for at least 2 hours a day. Then we move to routine training where we work on the routines for at least 2 hours or more
kitikitish46 karma2018-07-16 00:57:51 UTC
What's your favorite dinner?
jiaweihoo101 karma2018-07-16 01:21:07 UTC
Elhaym46 karma2018-07-16 00:41:21 UTC
Are your testicles immune to pain at this point?
jiaweihoo92 karma2018-07-16 00:53:26 UTC
You get used to the impact of landing on there, after a while you know how you should land and get used to the feeling
iamyouareheisme43 karma2018-07-16 01:02:30 UTC
How old are acrobatics in China?
jiaweihoo69 karma2018-07-16 01:17:17 UTC
We start at about 6 to 8 years old, and can go up to 30
200footdrop33 karma2018-07-16 01:18:51 UTC
How big is the bond between a base and a flyer? How often are you training together? Can you easily switch between different bases or do you need to learn how to work together first?
jiaweihoo68 karma2018-07-16 01:34:21 UTC
The bond is very strong because i have to trust him alot because some of the tricks i have no control, only he has control. I work with multiple bases so i could switch between them, in fact during a performance i can switch bases
Demderdemden30 karma2018-07-16 01:05:02 UTC
What are your retirement plans?
jiaweihoo53 karma2018-07-16 01:19:25 UTC
Maybe to be a coach at the troupe, or do something in there
toonwa25 karma2018-07-16 01:33:48 UTC
can you juggle?
jiaweihoo185 karma2018-07-16 01:45:34 UTC
Nope. People juggle me
joliesmomma24 karma2018-07-16 03:51:26 UTC
If you could switch career paths right now, what would you like to do instead of being an acrobat?
jiaweihoo51 karma2018-07-16 04:00:50 UTC
Study. Continue my studies and complete senior high school, education is only compulsory up to junior high here
StainedMugz22 karma2018-07-16 01:00:41 UTC
How do build your strength and maintain it in order to excel at your fascinating proffesion?
jiaweihoo44 karma2018-07-16 01:19:06 UTC
Constant work. We train 6 days a work, and spend at least 2 hours a day on fitness
ZLUSpec17 karma2018-07-16 01:33:22 UTC
Your daily routine seems pretty intense. As a professional athlete what do you do to avoid muscle fatigue? Do you take any supplements besides your daily meal to enhance muscle recovery?
jiaweihoo32 karma2018-07-16 01:45:58 UTC
We do cool down massages, but we don't take pills
Ispeers14 karma2018-07-16 02:10:13 UTC
I love Chinese acrobats! Any chance your troupe will come to Vancouver, BC?
jiaweihoo19 karma2018-07-16 02:11:28 UTC
Never been to canada before, but would love to!
KeySlapper14 karma2018-07-16 01:55:37 UTC
What is your relationship like with your base? Do they carry a lot of guilt when you fall/are dropped?
jiaweihoo29 karma2018-07-16 02:07:38 UTC
I have grown to be close with them because we work together alot. They used to feel bad but after years we get used to falling and falling is part of the job, so we just get back to doing what we are doing and learn from it
musea1814 karma2018-07-16 00:49:07 UTC
What inspired you to go into acrobatics?
jiaweihoo23 karma2018-07-16 01:01:05 UTC
My parents. They were the one that got me into this to learn something and make myself useful
frog_at_well_bottom12 karma2018-07-16 01:28:13 UTC
Did you go to a special school for this or was your training part of your after school activities?
jiaweihoo17 karma2018-07-16 01:43:09 UTC
Yes i went to the troupe directly and we study in the troupe
japaneseknotweed11 karma2018-07-16 01:25:59 UTC
What will you do after your circus life?
Does your troupe help members prepare for a career change?
What happens to performers when their bodies will no longer allow them to perform so heavily?
jiaweihoo15 karma2018-07-16 01:40:28 UTC
I would probably be a coach within the troupe or in other troupes, because i know its hard to find job outside after this.
No, if you stop performing the troupe stops its job there.
Some performer coach, or just leave and do small job
Surinical10 karma2018-07-16 00:55:23 UTC
Do you eat differently the day you perform?
jiaweihoo35 karma2018-07-16 01:10:15 UTC
You eat at least 2 hours before the perform, but you don't eat as much, and you eat lighter foods so you do not feel like you want to throw up
FoxInKneeSocks10 karma2018-07-16 01:06:12 UTC
What is the craziest unplanned thing to happen during a live performance?
jiaweihoo18 karma2018-07-16 01:23:41 UTC
Being stuck in the air, because the wheel stopped working all of a sudden, and we had to wait for them to try to fix it
FoxInKneeSocks5 karma2018-07-16 01:26:09 UTC
Oh no! How long did it take to fix and how did the audience react?
jiaweihoo12 karma2018-07-16 01:42:50 UTC
Luckily it took about 5 minutes, and the audience cheered and clapped when it started working again
cvheuvel10 karma2018-07-16 01:03:02 UTC
Do you have a fixed point in the venue that you focus on in order to maintain balance and/or not get nauseated?
jiaweihoo30 karma2018-07-16 01:20:40 UTC
I don't have a fixed point in the venue so i focus on my partner face. haha because we are on the spinning wheel so focusing on the venue would make it even more confusing, so i try and focus on the only thing not moving, the platform i am on and my partner
hkbfernape10 karma2018-07-16 00:56:16 UTC
What was your worst injury?
Have there been any acts that you have done in a show or competition that genuinely scared you?
jiaweihoo32 karma2018-07-16 01:11:55 UTC
Fractures are my worst injury.
This act on the wheel was the scariest. Because I go up to 10 metres high on this act, and at that point I am standing on top of 2 other people as well
SeaWhole9 karma2018-07-16 00:41:22 UTC
How long have you been living in Wuhan? Did you live there your whole life (I have family there and family that grew up there so I'm interested)? Also, do you play video games? If so, what game(s)?
jiaweihoo25 karma2018-07-16 00:52:08 UTC
Yes I have been living in Wuhan my whole life, I was born here. No i do not play video games, i do not have time for that hahaha
apprehensiveabtthis9 karma2018-07-16 01:13:46 UTC
What’s your favorite movie?
jiaweihoo22 karma2018-07-16 01:36:32 UTC
i don't watch movies :/
dannnter9 karma2018-07-16 00:40:08 UTC
How often do you preform? Where is your favorite place that you have performed?
jiaweihoo31 karma2018-07-16 00:50:07 UTC
We perform twice a year in Wuhan for a month at a time, and multiple times overseas, depending on how many we have been assigned to, but we could spend 2 months or more overseas.
France is my favourite
hspace86 karma2018-07-16 01:33:14 UTC
I'm curious about your progress. Did you notice your body got stronger very fast when you train? When did you notice you got the strongest the fastest? Did you grow a lot of muscles in a short time, or was it a slow progress?
jiaweihoo11 karma2018-07-16 01:45:24 UTC
When i was younger i noticed i become strong faster, being able to hold a handstand longer and a stronger core. It was quite fast because i started younger and training was intense
Dinus695 karma2018-07-16 00:51:55 UTC
Have you ever screwed up during a performance?
jiaweihoo14 karma2018-07-16 01:04:18 UTC
Of course, mainly because of falling. And if you fall, you would always have to redo that move in the performance, and hope you don't make the same mistake.
DumbBoizHour4 karma2018-07-16 02:04:59 UTC
How many hours do you spend practicing a day? And what’s your guilty pleasure food?
jiaweihoo4 karma2018-07-16 02:12:31 UTC
We spend about 8 to 12 hours a day training.
I like fried chicken, or any fried meats with a sauce...
the_only_edeleanu4 karma2018-07-16 00:04:20 UTC
are you any good at martial arts?
(because of the whole acrobat thing)
jiaweihoo7 karma2018-07-16 00:11:37 UTC
Not really, i do not think so
Yaynewaccount1234 karma2018-07-16 01:44:42 UTC
Hi! What an interesting career! Thanks for doing this.
You say you started training at age six. What was the training like in your childhood and do you regret your parents setting you on this path? (this is a tough question, you don't have to answer)
For studying, are you studying for the 高考 at all or just a high school equivalent? Is it covered or mandatory /encouraged by the troupe? How does that work for you?
Thanks for sharing!
jiaweihoo6 karma2018-07-16 01:55:19 UTC
Training was tough when i was young, because i did not expect things to be so painful and difficult, and i did hate my parents for making me do this.
I stopped at 中考，and don't do studies anymore once i was done with that which was the compulsory level
illimitable13 karma2018-07-16 01:59:26 UTC
You mention that you are specifically a Chinese acrobat. As you'll know, there are many circus performers of any nationality. Is there something about your skill or performance style that makes it a particularly Chinese skill?
jiaweihoo3 karma2018-07-16 02:09:41 UTC
Chinese Acrobats i think are known for their more ridiculous acts that you don't really expect and for the trainings. Just wanted to put it out there and to know about the chinese acrobatics field
r0cx893 karma2018-07-16 01:37:46 UTC
What kind of pre-work stretching and conditioning do you have to do in order to just physically do this night after night? How did you figure out you could do this?
jiaweihoo3 karma2018-07-16 01:48:09 UTC
2 hour of warm ups and fitness work to start the day. Push ups, sit ups, runs, stretches. You can not skip this 2 hours otherwise you cannot do this so much.
I never thought i could do this, but you just have to use you mind to get through this!
saralulu1212 karma2018-07-16 01:22:21 UTC
What do you eat in a day? :)
jiaweihoo4 karma2018-07-16 01:36:16 UTC
For breakfast just biscuits and milk, lunch would be rice porridge, with chicken and picked vegetables and potatoes, and dinner would be rice with fish and small sides
Nert1182 karma2018-07-16 01:25:22 UTC
How much do you make? Feel free not to answer.
jiaweihoo3 karma2018-07-16 01:39:03 UTC
Not alot. We get food and lodging but not much allowance
trailangel42 karma2018-07-16 00:55:13 UTC
I know that, in China, the government runs state institutions for sports. I always assumed that those who end up at Circus School are the non-Olympic track, but still talented and flexible, gymnasts. Would that be accurate? How did you end up doing this particular job?
jiaweihoo5 karma2018-07-16 01:09:33 UTC
My parents got me into the circus, to make myself useful. And they are less tough to enter than gymnastics and you can last longer because you perform and not try to get medals. But the training is still as difficult
Dandannoodle242 karma2018-07-16 01:25:46 UTC
Have you ever had to deploy your acrobatic skills in real everyday life? You know, like Superman swooping down from the sky to save someone tied to a railroad track?
jiaweihoo2 karma2018-07-16 01:38:31 UTC
No, I wish
musea182 karma2018-07-16 01:25:41 UTC
any tips on getting the straddle split (if you can do one)?
jiaweihoo2 karma2018-07-16 01:39:27 UTC
I do not have any proper tip i think because in the troupe we get pushed into it xD
Tran5552 karma2018-07-16 01:42:39 UTC
Ok who works Hardest? You or bottom?
jiaweihoo1 karma2018-07-16 01:51:03 UTC
My base has to do alot of the strength work to be able to toss me around. And i do alot of height stuff in the air and landings and core work. Equal work i guess haha
11twofour1 karma2018-07-16 01:10:15 UTC
Do you know red Panda?
jiaweihoo3 karma2018-07-16 01:22:03 UTC
If you talking about the animal, yes!
MpVpRb-5 karma2018-07-16 00:53:29 UTC
A common myth is that Chinese acrobats are superior to all others
Do you feel superior?
Can you explain the myth?
jiaweihoo5 karma2018-07-16 01:05:43 UTC
No i don't feel that way, i never heard of that before too, this is my first time hearing this
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