Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poll: Training

Summer is around the corner!   The kids are out of school and vacations are planned.   Some people may find it harder to maintain their regular training schedule.  For others, the summer provides more opportunities to train and attend seminars.

Question 1:  Do you have more time to devote to training in the summer?

Question 2:  Besides a dojo/training hall, name another location you practiced karate.


My answers: 
Question 1:  I should have more time to devote to training in the summer. In addition, I am planning on attending a seminar in July.

Question 2:  When I was a kyu rank, a small group would go out to eat after class on Thursday nights.  This was many years before my daughter was born. There were many late-night impromptu practice sessions in the parking lot of the pizza shop.  Questions were asked and answered, kata reviewed and a bo form was taught. 

4 comments:

Felicia said...

HI, Michele...

Cool poll!

Question 1: I actually will have a little less time to devote to training in the summer for about 8 weeks (I teach a night class that will cut into one day of dojo training). I'll also be attending a seminar in July (on women's self-defense)...

Question 2: For the past month or so, we've taken to hitting a local park down the street from the dojo to work pekiti and bo. Training on grass in sneakers is a bit different than being barefoot on hardwood, I'm finding...

Perpetual Beginner said...

I usually have more time to devote in the summer, particularly to weapons, as I can just step out my front door (no room inside for weapons) - as long as I don't mind the local kids staring at me!

As for locations, we typically take one of our two weekly classes to a local park in the summertime. Which park varies according to Sensei's whim. Tonight was actually in the park down the street from me, which was very convenient.

Rick said...

I usually have far less time during the summer. I'm more opportunistic about "training", and try to turn every activity into "practice"; if you take my meaning.

Practicing aikido in backyards, using the lawn for mats used to be a regular thing during the summer.

SueC said...

Q1. I generally spend the same amount of time training in summer as winter. Summer classes are good because they are generally much quieter, so you get more individual attention. This summer should be good for me because the pressure of grading will be over and I can just enjoy it!

Q2. I'm hoping to pick up my kobudo training again this summer so no doubt I will be in my back garden, swinging the nunchucks and tonfa!