Thread: Hard Training
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Old 07-09-2001, 01:44 PM   #8
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Originally posted by akiy
A lot of weapons training falls into this category as it's usually not very physically difficult but more mentally challenging.
Some weapons training can be both. Which is nice after you're finished doing it, but during it I tend to think "Why am I doing this? this is hard, I wish I could take a break..."

About the notion of hard training..... Obviously there's a few different ideas, but I think hard training is when physical activity becomes mentally challenging. You might do 100 rolls, but if you up that to say 400 you'll reach a point where mental effort alone keeps you going. It's hard to make yourself do something like that- I certainly can't make myself try that hard. Most people need to be pushed to train so hard by a teacher, but few teachers do.

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