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Old 07-31-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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When It Comes To Training, Fast Is Slow And Slow Is Fast

So after lasts weeks blog, I noticed in a number of conversations that people thought I was advocating never training hard. I did not intend to give that impression, but since I did, I wrote this weeks blog to try to correct that. It's my take on how to train for maximum benefit. It's at

http://budobum.blogspot.com/2014/07/...t-is-slow.html

Does anyone have anything to add or correct?

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Old 07-31-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: When It Comes To Training, Fast Is Slow And Slow Is Fast

great read, peter! i usually use the maxim that we learned for using firearms. 'slow is smooth, smooth is fast.'

basically, moving too fast without the basics becomes reckless and dangerous...

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Old 07-31-2014, 04:20 PM   #3
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Re: When It Comes To Training, Fast Is Slow And Slow Is Fast

anyways, your kendo example reminds me of when i played pelota while visiting the philippines. pelota is just like playing racquetball, except there are only 3 walls: front, rear and left. i was playing my uncle, and i figured, i can beat an old guy at this game. long story short, he ran me ragged. i hit the ball as hard as i could, but he seemed to know exactly where it would be and where i wouldn't be, and he kept forcing me toward the non-existant right wall, until i was so far off the court it wasn't even funny. to me.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: When It Comes To Training, Fast Is Slow And Slow Is Fast

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great read, peter! i usually use the maxim that we learned for using firearms. 'slow is smooth, smooth is fast.'
Heh. They used that same one in my EMT training. I found that it was very important to train this way, because only through training are you able to tell yourself, "Hold on, slow down, slow is smooth, smooth is fast, SLOW DOWN and it'll come out right" in a real-life situation where there wailing and gnashing of teeth is getting fierce.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Re: When It Comes To Training, Fast Is Slow And Slow Is Fast

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast is used in all sorts of sports settings. Learn the "proper" movement slowly, blend the bits and pieces into a smooth whole, and gradually speed up.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:23 AM   #6
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Re: When It Comes To Training, Fast Is Slow And Slow Is Fast

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Slow is smooth, smooth is fast is used in all sorts of sports settings. Learn the "proper" movement slowly, blend the bits and pieces into a smooth whole, and gradually speed up.
But (as per my example) it is obviously not just a matter of learning "slow". It's also a matter of doing "slow".
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