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Old 09-04-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
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Re: Training TKD/Karate while taking aikido?

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
That's the conventional wisdom, but I wonder if it's really true.

We don't tell kids in Little League not to play football because it might mess up their baseball if they don't have a firm grounding in it.
But little kids don't practice/play baseball during the times that they're also playing/practicing football. It's a seasonal thing. And, at the point that it becomes a not-seasonal thing (i.e., if the kid gets involved in year-round travel teams in some sport), the other sports fall by the wayside. So I don't think your analogy holds here.

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
They might be advised not to to both at the same time, but that's more a matter of allocation of resources than anything else.
...he said airily

The ultimate equalizer is the 24 hours that we have in a day. No one has more, no matter how wealthy or privileged, talented or fortunate. The best resource allocation and time management skills in the world will not give you more than 24 hours; it's an absolute hard limit, and you can only tweak your schedule up to a point. At that point, you simply have to choose.
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