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Old 08-23-2006, 08:04 PM   #26
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Re: Ummm...

What I wouldn't give to train more than twice a week...

Work gets in the way... you leave at 9 am and wind up home at 10 pm....
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:59 PM   #27
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Re: Ummm...

I practice the knee walking movement (?) rolls, and breakfalling, almost everyday. I invited my good friend with me to Aikido about a month or so ago.....he broke his collar bone the next day trying to show off something he hadnt really learned yet (forward roll) so meeting with other Aikidoka is a hard thing.....hopefully within a month or so he'll be able to start back up.

To speak ill of anything is against the nature of Aikido
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:11 PM   #28
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Re: Ummm...

Everyday...there are so many facets of training, and not all training requires an uke...

Miku-san
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:07 AM   #29
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Re: Ummm...

I can only attend two classes a week at my Dojo. Once I get out of basics though, I'll be able to attend three. Two classes a week def. doesn't feel like enough though.

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:38 AM   #30
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Re: Ummm...

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Work gets in the way... you leave at 9 am and wind up home at 10 pm....
This is possibly the greatest advantage of being 17 - making it 7 days a week and tiring out aggresive nages.
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:40 PM   #31
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Re: Ummm...

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i beg to differ. because i have a job, kids that play sports, a wife who works afternoons, my training is limited to two days a week. granted, i might not be able to move up in rank as quickly as someone that trains 5 days a week, but i take my time on the mat very seriously and i know that i am progressing.
Damn straight Chris!

We all progress at our own pace, and sometimes more than a couple of times a week is simply not possible. I don't believe that this curtails progression, likely slows it, but doesn't stop it.

Cheers, Rachel
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:51 PM   #32
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Re: Ummm...

I love college because in high school I had so much HW I couldn't make it to class as much as I would have liked (maybe 4-5 days a week at best). Now, in college, I make it every day… Well that's a lie. I started this job thing this semester and I can't make Wednesday night anymore But on the plus side I'm saving up for my Aikido Tattoo
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:01 PM   #33
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Re: Ummm...

I feel like my progress is pretty stifled training 1-2 times a week - it's more to retain and polish what I have, rather than steadily improve. I usually find I spend a few months getting better, then a few months being about the same, on and off as work/dating permits.
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:19 PM   #34
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Damn straight Chris!

We all progress at our own pace, and sometimes more than a couple of times a week is simply not possible. I don't believe that this curtails progression, likely slows it, but doesn't stop it.

Cheers, Rachel
Its nice to see your name on the forums again! I hope to be able to see you in person soon as well.
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:32 AM   #35
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Re: Ummm...

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I'm saving up for my Aikido Tattoo
What are you getting done?

If you're hungry, keep moving.
If you're tired, keep moving.
If you value you're life, keep moving.

You don't own what you can't defend
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:06 AM   #36
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Re: Ummm...

I workout at the dojo 2 days a week, but try to do 3 days as much as possible. However, I practice every day at home for a minimum of 30 minutes (longer as often as I can swing it) doing footwork, weapons, or visualizing attacks and the movement/techniques. Even if I have 15 minutes, I'll work on something. I recently found myself doing tenkans while pumping gas...
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Old 01-21-2007, 01:41 PM   #37
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Re: Ummm...

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I recently found myself doing tenkans while pumping gas...
I once tried this whilst taking a leak... Didn't work out too well...
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:45 PM   #38
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Re: Ummm...

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What are you getting done?
I'm going to get just



between my shoulder blades on spring break.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:26 AM   #39
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Re: Ummm...

Whats it stand for?

If you're hungry, keep moving.
If you're tired, keep moving.
If you value you're life, keep moving.

You don't own what you can't defend
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:02 PM   #40
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Re: Ummm...

Is that a trick question?
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:54 AM   #41
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Re: Ummm...

No.
I can't read japanese, at a guess I would think it means aikido or atleast be aikido related?
Wasn't 100% sure though


My most recent one
http://guiltyspark.zoints.com/image/...asakatsuAgatsu
The first AND last tattoo I'll get on my ribs

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If you're tired, keep moving.
If you value you're life, keep moving.

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Old 01-24-2007, 03:31 AM   #42
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Re: Ummm...

As in all things there is a balance to be struck between all the various aspects of our life that compete for our time. I have only recently [6mths] been training and managing just once a week until I injured my right knee and now I have been out of training for the best part of 2 mths [very depressing].

For me once a week fits with my working patterns and family + other interests but I would hope to attend twice a week ultimately. There are folk at my dojo who train 4-5x/wk and it can be tough to see others progressing at a faster rate and to feel that I am letting sensei down by my constant inability to execute a decent forward roll!

I try to concentrate on what I am doing and to get a little better each time I go [I hope]. Every week I take away something new and I now try to practice at home most days at least going through the kihon dosa and stretching etc to try an improve my flexibility [I certainly feel like a plank of wood compared to some of the folk I train with!].

Just my 2 pennies worth.

Best wishes

Peter
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