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Old 04-27-2017, 08:03 PM   #33
Dojo: Shoheijuku Aikido, Fukuoka
Location: Fukuoka
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 142
Re: Training Frequency

I recall a study, done on people who practiced piano, as to what resulted in the most success. The obvious answer would be the amount someone practices, but this turned out to not be the case.

The most successful people were the ones that practiced the music correctly the most times. It seems repeating mistakes many times made it harder to progress, as then the person had to unlearn the mistake as much as learn the correct way. I thought that there were strong parallels with Aikido.

It made a lot of sense to me, as I had a lot of issues with my techniques I had to fix. What was most effective in that included a lot of solo practice of movement, and the very slow practice of techniques with seniors to allow my body to learn the correct movement and feeling.

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Naturally having something useful to say is like natural responses during training: It takes much practice.
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