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The Dojo #6

Posted on May 26, 2010 at 1:26 PM

This Dojo entry focuses on training.


There are some basic rules to follow when training for Ninjutsu, or in general.


1. Imagine a realistic situation.

 Your opponent will not always be moving in slow motion. Your opponent will not always fight fair. Your opponent will not want to be hit. Train accordingly.

Also, imagining a situation you might possibly encounter helps you be ready for one.


2. Train often.

Training won't do yo very much good if you don't devote yourself to keeping it up.


3. If you don't understand a technique, don't be afraid of it or give up. Keep going back to that technique until you get it right. You will eventually get it right, I promise. Many martial artists stunt their growth by only training the techniques they already know well. 


4. Train the basic things, because without a foundation, you have nothing to stand on. I like to train all my basics and then a few advanced techniques every training session.


5. Technique is important, but body is too.

Don't neglect those good old standbys like situps and pushups. They might be very un-fun, but a stronger body will actually directly improve your technique.

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2 Comments

Reply Fumasu
4:49 PM on May 29, 2010 
I never knew these things. How can I practice techniques without a partner?
Reply greeneyedstealth
1:45 AM on May 30, 2010 
Fumasu says...
I never knew these things. How can I practice techniques without a partner?

Simply imagine one or use a dummy. Even something like a tree can be a dummy, just make sure you imagine it being a person that's attacking you, not a dummy that's just standing there. Oh, and if your dummy is a tree, don't punch it full force. I shouldn't have to explain to you what'll happen.

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