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    What do you practice daily if given the time to keep your skills up as an instructor?

    If I am short on time I practice as many sets as I can. I like stance set 2 for example.

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    I usually just review what I need to teach next to the my students.
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    I always start off with katas. I try to run through 3 or 4 of them, then I grab one of the cards and go through it by myself.

    I figure that between the katas and a few techniques (24 or more), then I can sort of keep up on the material.

    There's just so much material and not enough time. Or enough energy. I get tired of being tired, but I'm always glad when I can rip through material and see my instructor smile at me.

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    When I was not in college I would practice daily, but now I do not have any time to.

    I would practice my forms for about 30 min. and than my teachniques for each belt for about another 2 hours. Picking at each technique to see what I am doing wrong and to see where I could generate more power.
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    I try to review all Forms, Techniques, and other syllabus material at least once a week. I fit that in to a daily routine that involves basics. I find if I wear weighted training gear I also get a decent workout in (like when working the bag with kicks, strikes, and combo's).
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    I know this probably isn't the best thing to do, but I usually fly through my techniques on a daily basis, then concentrate on my trouble spots. I usually try to run my forms once a week at least.

    I understand about the collage scene though. It really restricts my time.

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    So much material is hard to keep up with. I no longer teach full time and it is even more difficult now! (Wife and 3 kids contribute too, LOL)

    The sets help keep me sharp. Someone once likened them to the "Scales" on a piano. So I try to at least practice them if I can't get to anything else that day

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