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Old 03-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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Re: Training Frequency

Everyone has their own optimal number, but I think we can make a few valid generalizations. I think that a brand new student who trains once a week is unlikely to gain enough of a foothold to stay in the style. A new student who trains twice a week can make slow progress, if they're patient and persistent. Three seems to work well for many people, but three is more than most people can do, even if their dojo offers that many classes. I do three classes most weeks because I have to be away from home three days out of every week. On weeks when I'm home all week, I usually train five days, which is all the classes we have, but I think that would probably not be ideal for me if I could do it every week. Still, it would be fun to find out.
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