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Old 02-27-2016, 06:19 AM   #3
rugwithlegs
Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai
Location: Durham, NC
Join Date: Apr 2013
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Re: Repetitions scheme

It's all about the practice. Sensei often recommended reps of 100 for solo exercises, and he would leave us training for a long time but several times on tests: "One chance, your best technique."

Doing tanto, jo, or tachidori I often just have the person who takes the weapon attacks next (1:1). I want to practice the technique, not the ettiquette.

How many reps at a time really doesn't matter quite as much as the result. Not the destination but the journey I guess - I try to get better each time as opposed to forcing 1000 sword cuts a day but sucking at most of the individual cuts.
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