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Old 02-21-2006, 11:11 AM   #25
jducusin
 
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Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai (formerly the North Winnipeg Aikikai)
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba
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Thumbs down Re: How much training per week?

I'm there for every class offered (five times each week), including helping out with the kids/beginners' classes twice a week --- so in total, that amounts to roughly 10 hours (sometimes more if I get in some extra training with Sensei before classes) each week. But then, I also have some pretty high aspirations for my training; so ideally, it would be nice at some point to train more (say, in an uchideshi kind of situation), especially while I'm relatively young and --- as of yet --- childless.

I would have to concur with Ledyard Sensei's assessment of a minimum of three days a week of practice to maintain steady progress --- this is exactly the same thing my own instructor recommends. But then, of course, this would greatly depend upon your own Aikido goals.

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