Originally posted by akiy
I remember one instance of Saotome sensei talking about his training when he was an uchideshi. He simple said that a lot of people these days are happy to train for eight to ten hours every week, but he said he trained that amount pretty much every single day.
It's not just the number of hours, either, that impresses me; it's also the peers with whom people like him trained...
Which is why he is who is, and we, well, we ain't.
That's a really valid point though. A lot of dojos don't even offer the opportunity to train 6 days/wk much less 10 hours a day. Plus, to have so many people with experience in other martial arts before they even start is remarkable. I'd say compared to that my practice is pretty hollow.