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Old 03-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #23
Chris Evans
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Re: Training Frequency

An idealized benchmark: I've read of Okinawan karate-ka training two hours a day, 14 hours a week, after working full days in their farms.

A more realistic target for me is about 7 hours a week, but when I used to compete, as a young man, I trained 20 hours a week and I still wasn't very good, but almost always made to semi-finals, at least.

Shaolin Temple "professional" martial monks train six to eight hours per day, everyday, but not sure how much time was also devoted to cultivating ch'an (samadhi meditation).

Last edited by Chris Evans : 03-14-2012 at 10:37 AM.

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