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#160841 - 06/27/05 12:07 PM New Student
Rappa1 Offline

Registered: 06/27/05
Posts: 6
Loc: NY
Hello, I'm a new student to MA and have a quick question. I have enjoyed my first 2 classes but fear I will not be a "regular" as I am a musician and my schedule changes from week to week. Can you still benefit and/or progress from studying 2x per week? Will others/instructor not take me as a serious student if I attend at irregular intervals? Thanks for your input.

#160842 - 06/27/05 12:18 PM Re: New Student [Re: Rappa1]
butterfly Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 3012
Loc: Torrance, CA

I think 2x is better than no time. But from my experience, same as lifting, same as running (cardio)....three times a week is the best cost/benefit ratio.

But, you can only do as much as you can do...and try to reap the rewards from a lower quantity class schedule.

Good luck.


#160843 - 06/27/05 12:22 PM Re: New Student [Re: Rappa1]
MAGr Offline

Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 1147
Loc: London, home: Athens
This dude in my school has exactly the same problem as you, in terms of schedule. So he goes comes twica a week but practices regularly at home or in the park when he can. You dont have to go to every lesson, but you should try to practice at home when you can, that should let you be a bit more flexible in terms of time.

#160844 - 06/27/05 12:23 PM Re: New Student [Re: Rappa1]
MattJ Offline
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Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
Heh. I feel your pain. Due to my work/wife schedule, I can only attend classes 2 times a month.

Don't worry about how other people may percieve you. If you enjoy the training, and are getting out of it what you need, that is the only thing that is important.

You may take somewhat longer to progress than others that train more often, but unless you have a death match next week, there is really no rush.
"In case you ever wondered what it's like to be knocked out, it's like waking up from a nightmare only to discover it wasn't a dream." -Forrest Griffin

#160845 - 06/27/05 04:35 PM Re: New Student [Re: Rappa1]
DaDoN_1 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/05
Posts: 242
yeah man..i know the feeling...i live kinda far from where i train....and it sux...but on the days when u can't make it..still try 2 do something on ur it perfecting ur stances, inproving ur sparrin something..and besides...2 times a week is still good..every class counts man, once ur willing to give it ur all damn u could even go one class and u'll improve!
hope u stick at it man..good luck!

#160846 - 06/27/05 08:09 PM Re: New Student [Re: Rappa1]
Slayr Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 160
Loc: Columbus, Ga. USA
Talk to your instructor and see how he/she feels about your potential attendance. Training twice a week is fine, just remember that you should learn while in the dojo and practice at home. As long as you practice elsewhere, twice a week is cool. You shold have plenty to work on. Have fun with it!
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

#160847 - 06/27/05 09:31 PM Re: New Student [Re: Rappa1]
Foolsgold Offline

Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 1635
Loc: South Lyon, MI, USA
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