Martial Artists, How often do you train?

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    Dec 26, 2010 3:08 AM GMT

    Well, lets have it. How much effort do you put into your martial arts?


    From 1991 to 1999, I used to train 6 days a week, 8 hours per day.

    Now, I go in 6 days a week, but can only train for about 2 hours at a time... Its called having a life now... LOL
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    Dec 26, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    Work out 3x week for an hour, and run 3x week until I fall over. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Rush_

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    Dec 26, 2010 8:05 AM GMT
    Gongfu: 3x/week, 1-2 hours at a time
    Capoeira: 2-3x/week, 1 1/2 hours-2 1/2 hours at a time
    Yang Taiji: 1x/week for 2 hours (including applications of the movements and push hands exercises)

    Supplemental weight workouts: 3x/week for 30-45 minutes
    Supplemental cardio/running: 3x/week for 1/2 hour
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    Dec 26, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    On average 5 days a week for 20 years, and lot lot more irregular after that.

    I was able stop my job for one year in 1987, and trained then 11 time per week, it means three half day of rest per week.

    Training session was between one and 5 hours, depending of content (jumping, speed run, resistance speed run, musculation, pliometry etc..), the warm up and cool down taking as much as on hour and half.

    And I always had a life, having a job and career while doing international sport.

    Ok, it was frustrating not to have as much time available for training that my opponents, and it certainly limited my results.
    My ego trip is that I was one of the best in sport while having a regular job and without ever taking ant pharmaceutical help, even if the testing was nearly inexistent.
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    Dec 29, 2010 1:20 AM GMT


    This is it? Out of all the martial artists that have posted in this forum, non of you train multiple times a week? Just us three..

    I know there is more of you out there...
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    Dec 29, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    2 hours a day everyday.
    Mainly Kalari I throw in some other styles when I feel adventurous.
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    Dec 29, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    dragondevil said

    This is it? Out of all the martial artists that have posted in this forum, non of you train multiple times a week? Just us three..

    I know there is more of you out there...


    Change your thread name, put 'martial artists' in it ;-)
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    Dec 29, 2010 1:29 AM GMT


    okay, but isn't this section of the of this forum martial arts? LOL
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    Dec 30, 2010 6:27 AM GMT
    Use to train for 2 hours three times a week. that was before my job demanded more hours for the holidays. but gonna get back to it now that there over. can;t wait to start again icon_biggrin.gif
  • vindog

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    Dec 30, 2010 11:08 AM GMT


    I try to hit 3-4 BJJ classes/week. Been training since probably mid-September and I feel like I still am not good, even though they say I am doing well. Not sure if they are just saying that to keep me coming or it's actually try.

    Still having fun though and it's way more fun and exhausting than the gym.

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    2 hours/month, maybe? I just do enough to keep up my reflexes. Besides, it's hard to find people willing to fight full contact.

    If I start up a new style, I tend to practice about 4-5 hrs/week as long as I have time.
  • jperfit

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    Jan 06, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    Dojo training bout 3x a week unless training for competition, weight room 6days a week, usually do my weights 6am
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    jperfit saidDojo training bout 3x a week unless training for competition, weight room 6days a week, usually do my weights 6am


    What's your style though???
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    At the school
    Sunday: 4 hours
    Tuesday: 3 hours
    Thursday: 3 hours

    At home
    Every day for at least 2 (unless I'm lifting weights and the like)
  • YamoLat

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    Mar 30, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    usually i train like 4 days a weel, monday wednesday friday and saturday...

    3 hours those days.... im just a freak in M A... i love to be fit , to have some addrenaline in my blodd and to havea fight with other, to be the best...

    its almost like a nice date
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    Mar 30, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    errrr dei cept sundei
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    May 15, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    I can't train as often as I want to (tkd)...but I teach it everyday though...I guess that counts too. On the plus side, on y 1 more year until I get my 4th degree icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Karate and JJ:
    From 1997 to 2011 I was training 5 days per week, 2 hours each day (on average of course) and used to teach karate at Northern Karate Schools from 2006 to 2010.

    Currently adding in: judo, capoeira and kickboxing - all canadian martial arts is the new dojo I train at...
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    May 15, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    _Mohammed_ saidKarate and JJ:
    From 1997 to 2011 I was training 5 days per week, 2 hours each day (on average of course) and used to teach karate at Northern Karate Schools from 2006 to 2010.

    Currently adding in: judo, capoeira and kickboxing - all canadian martial arts is the new dojo I train at...


    I started martial arts (judo) in '96 when I was 6 and switched to tkd in '02. Do you prefer teaching to training? I think that after years of training I like to teach better...
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    May 15, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    4 days a week for 2 hrs/day BJJ, I drag my ass there for 7 am, starts the day off right icon_smile.gif
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    May 15, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
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    _Mohammed_ saidKarate and JJ:
    From 1997 to 2011 I was training 5 days per week, 2 hours each day (on average of course) and used to teach karate at Northern Karate Schools from 2006 to 2010.

    Currently adding in: judo, capoeira and kickboxing - all canadian martial arts is the new dojo I train at...


    I started martial arts (judo) in '96 when I was 6 and switched to tkd in '02. Do you prefer teaching to training? I think that after years of training I like to teach better...


    I enjoy teaching, but sometimes I have to get my bossy side out when I have resistant adults ... so it can be a bother, but in the end, it's my class, they have to suck it up if they are complaining from the amount of effort they have to put forth.

    So I can see why training is much better. However, that being said, when I teach, I have to do the exact same amount of repetitions and movements as they are so it is a whole training session for me as well (as in workout)... now learning new techniques is always nice and I have my one on one time with my boss for that.
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    May 15, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
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    BlackCat90 said
    _Mohammed_ saidKarate and JJ:
    From 1997 to 2011 I was training 5 days per week, 2 hours each day (on average of course) and used to teach karate at Northern Karate Schools from 2006 to 2010.

    Currently adding in: judo, capoeira and kickboxing - all canadian martial arts is the new dojo I train at...


    I started martial arts (judo) in '96 when I was 6 and switched to tkd in '02. Do you prefer teaching to training? I think that after years of training I like to teach better...


    I enjoy teaching, but sometimes I have to get my bossy side out when I have resistant adults ... so it can be a bother, but in the end, it's my class, they have to suck it up if they are complaining from the amount of effort they have to put forth.

    So I can see why training is much better. However, that being said, when I teach, I have to do the exact same amount of repetitions and movements as they are so it is a whole training session for me as well (as in workout)... now learning new techniques is always nice and I have my one on one time with my boss for that.


    Adults are the worse! hahaha they think because I'm the youngest of the 3 head instructors, that I'll be the lightest and more lenient but that's when I get angry and the aggressive switch turns on and I give them the toughest class of their lives hahaha Until last week, the adults really underestimated my ability to give a tough class but last week I had them passed on the floor asking for me to stop class but I didn't. In the end they were happy for the full workout and they see me in a whole different light icon_lol.gif

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    May 15, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    Ooh but a con to teaching so much is that I'm beginning to lose my flexibility which really sucks because I had to train for years to get it. I can still do a right leg split but that's it, I do wanna continue training so I don't lose it all together.
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    May 20, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    For the past year I train 5 to 6 days a week at 2 to to 3 hours each mostly Muay Thai. Monday is an hour of sparring then 2 hours of training. Tuesday and Saturday is Muay Thai, clinch and Kali. Friday TRX in the a.m. then Muay Thai at 5 p.m.. The other days are a mix of technique, strength and sparring. Saturday afternoon 6 of us guys spar round-robin style for 12 three minute rounds.

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    May 21, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    great topic. I'm having trouble balancing my MA workouts (4x per week) with my weightlifting routine and regular cardio (running). Anyone out there have advice?