Quote:
John Powell wrote:
... so that's 19.23 years ...

Well, that made me sit up:
I'm practicing for 19 years, 12 weeks and 5 days now to the day.
I had 7 years with 56 days in the dōjō. One day was 2,5 hours. I count 5 times/week.
=>
4550 h
12 years with 3 days, 22,5 hours. I count 2 hours.
=>
3744 hours
I'm attending seminars about once a month. Mostly FridaySunday, one class 22,5 hours plus about two times a year a five day long seminar. I did not attend a seminar during my first year.
I count 17 years,10 seminars each year, 8 hours of practice each seminar. (I think this gives a minimum value.)
=>
1360 hours
I do not count the solo practice (bodywork and qi things) of about 1,5 hours each day.
This sums up to
9654 hours of practice.
Only 346 hours to go until I reach mastery!
Even if I don't attend any seminar with my teacher or our shihan anymore I will reach mastery in about 1.11 years!