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#310656 - 12/27/06 09:34 AM Back Yard Dojo
Empishu Offline
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Registered: 02/26/06
Posts: 96
Loc: Everyones hometown, pa
Hello Everyone,

Your resident Ryukyu Kempo college student
Since I left my old Dojo and am floating between starting a college club (props to Raul for giving me help with that)
and sneaking into a dance studio after hours to train, I have been trying to train at home. With the holidays its obviously not as easy to train, but I am wondering who here trains in there backyard.

I saw this idea on the 'ideas of the topics on this forum' thread and I thought, hey that fits me like a glove.

Anyone here train backyard/outside? If so whats your experience with it?

...and if not, get out side and get some fresh air into your lungs for a nice, clean, outdoor sketch.
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#310657 - 12/27/06 12:54 PM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: Empishu]
Saisho Offline
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Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 620
Loc: Dayton, Ohio
During the warmer weather, I hold my Blackbelt classes at my house in the backyard. I teach at a recreation center and only have the room at specific and limited times. To give my blackbelts additional training, I hold the classes at my house on Saturdays.

I like it. It is nice to have the uncertainty of footing that the ground provides. It is fun to watch people train outside for the first time.
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#310658 - 12/27/06 01:27 PM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: Saisho]
Neko456 Offline
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Registered: 01/18/05
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Loc: Midwest City, Ok, USA
Alot of my classes were in the back yard of my Sensei. I teach 3kyu and higher at my home sometimes. My garage is a cluttered converted dojo bags, mirrors and gloves all the things you need to train weights even.

Some of the best stuff I've learned and taught has been in the back yard classes or training. It was once called my one of Sensei the family system, more of a personal touch.

The huge dojos are keeps the bills paid the small classes teach quailty instead of quanity. Both can do it, but the smaller the class the more personal the message.


Edited by Neko456 (12/27/06 01:28 PM)
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#310659 - 01/03/07 08:08 AM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: Neko456]
Dobbersky Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 913
Loc: Manchester United Kingdom
Hiya

All I can say is that 90% of the houses in the UK the Garage just about fits the Car in let alone a minidojo.

I seen photo's and films of 'Garages' from over the pond and I'd say they're bigger in Square footage than 40% of 'New Build' properties in the UK. lol

I'd love a garage that size I could cut my Rental Costs down by 75%

I train in the Kitchen usually practicing a Kata when the Kettle is boiling for a 'cup of Tea' (English past time) but no chance of spining kicks etc as the space is just out of arms reach for either side of the cabinets lol.

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#310660 - 01/03/07 09:04 AM Back Yard Dojo [Re: Empishu]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
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Loc: East Coast, United States
Hello Empishu:

Train where you can, as much as you are able... training is good ! As for outside training, what kind of space do you have available for such? Trees anywhere? Bodies of water standing/otherwise? Grass, concrete or something else? What kind of tempratures are we speaking of normally?

Soke-doke (Smith-san ie Victor Smith) trains outside in the New Hampshire weather on a very regular basis and teaches there as well He should be an excellent source if your climate is even remotely similar to his... regardless he would be an excellent source I suspect.

Wear shoes...

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#310661 - 01/03/07 06:41 PM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: Ronin1966]
shoshinkan Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
I have a 14 foot by 8 foot back yard which has my fixed post makiwara and hanging sand bag,

I work my other hojo undo out there and also a few movements of specific kata im working on, a bit of meditation, sanchin training - loads can be done in a small place.

a couple of students come along from time to time and work out as well.

I enjoy it along with dojo training.
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#310662 - 01/06/07 09:57 AM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: Empishu]
koji112091 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 77
Loc: texas
i always work in my back yard.
Because i cant go to a dojo i have to.
years ago i used to train 5 hours hitting a punching bag hanged on a tree. The bag broke and now I have to use a standing bag.

Never buy a standing bag. i can punch them over if i want so what could a black belt do to them?
I also have weights there in a shed were we keep the cats and they tear up every thing in there.
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#310663 - 01/06/07 12:26 PM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: koji112091]
BrianS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 5959
Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Quote:

always work in my back yard.
Because i cant go to a dojo i have to.
years ago i used to train 5 hours hitting a punching bag hanged on a tree. The bag broke and now I have to use a standing bag




Years ago? Aren't you in eighth grade?

Quote:

Never buy a standing bag. i can punch them over if i want so what could a black belt do to them?





What kind of bag?
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#310664 - 01/07/07 08:59 PM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: BrianS]
koji112091 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 77
Loc: texas
yes im still in school but i trained when i was about 11 im 15 now.
my punching bag is called a wavemaster from century it wiegh 270lbs but it is easy to knock over dont bye one.
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#310665 - 01/07/07 09:01 PM Re: Back Yard Dojo [Re: BrianS]
koji112091 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 77
Loc: texas
i said years ago. but its not too many years ago
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