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08-20-2007, 06:06 AM
Too lazy to start a new thread. Why martial artists wake up very early? Is it good for health?

Roman Kremianski
08-20-2007, 01:55 PM
Martial Artists wake up early? You make that sound like a fact written in some legal book somewhere.

Ryan Sanford
08-20-2007, 02:20 PM
I woke up at noon yesterday, 'cause I'm a teenager and I'm supposed to do that kind of thing. :P

08-20-2007, 02:34 PM
We train at 6:30 AM.
What was the question?

08-20-2007, 03:08 PM
Too lazy to start a new thread. Why martial artists wake up very early? Is it good for health?

Because I have a 12 month old. :cool:

I used to teach a 6:30a class, but about 30% of the time it was solo training.

08-20-2007, 04:34 PM
Only when I don't have to go to work :)

Mike Hamer
08-20-2007, 05:26 PM
Waking up early can be good for the mind yes....read it in Aikido in Daily Life by Tohei.

If you spring out of bed as soon as you awaken, ready for the day with a postive mindest it can have an impact on your whole day. Just like a year only has one New Years Day, A day only has one moment when you first wake up..... Something to that effect I believe.


08-20-2007, 05:29 PM
If I don't get up by 5am every morning, the ghost of O'Sensei comes and does kaitenage... :D

08-20-2007, 06:22 PM
any relation to the "The Paavo Nurmi". ???????? Ghost? Grandson?

I suppose if you are a runner you might get up early to get in an extra workout,

if you are older it's because your bladder is full,

if you're in the middle it might be that you realize that your daughter didn't come home last night

if you're younger it might depend on your bedfellow,

if you really young ,your diaper might be full,

if you're ...................................................


Christopher Gee
08-20-2007, 06:23 PM
Gone of the days when I would have a peasant caste work for me, get my food, make my clothes and such, sadly I cannot commit to a full time schedule. Sooo.... where can I find hours.... well... having a job, a lady and the need to see other people not wearing hakama 6am is my only option.... rubbish.

08-20-2007, 06:54 PM
When I don't have work, I'll sleep from midnight to noon, no problems. It's a habbit I ought to break at one point or another, but I like to procrastinate too.

Janet Rosen
08-20-2007, 08:04 PM
I always like evening classes myself

08-20-2007, 11:02 PM
While I do manage to do six impossible things before breakfast every day, having to deal with people trying to hit me at 6AM is not one of them.

Roman Kremianski
08-20-2007, 11:44 PM
I wake up as late as possible, and I'm several different types of artist!

Mark Uttech
08-21-2007, 01:17 AM
Getting up early makes the day long. It is possible that those who spend a lot of time sleeping simply think that they are going to live forever.

In gassho


08-21-2007, 03:21 AM
Acoording to to Koichi Tohei, (As described in his book, "KI In daily life") he used to wake up early and start with a cold shower immediatelly (both in summer/winter).

08-21-2007, 05:33 AM
Early compared to themselves or to the society they live in?

I'm asking because if you wake yourself up before you feel fully rested, you might say it's some sort of self discipline training. But if you just set your internal timer to be 1-2 hours earlier than everybody else then perhaps you're just searching for some quiet, undisturbed practice time.

Rupert Atkinson
08-21-2007, 05:58 AM
Early morning is the best time to train - it prepares you for the day. I love it.

Angela Dunn
08-21-2007, 06:36 AM
heck I strugle to be awake and in work on time (at 10.30 am) let alone wake up for a class. A 6.30 in the morning class and me just would not compute unless I had not been to sleep the night before!