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    Being stuck in the Great White North (Ice Station 0) I see a lot fo snow and ice each year from November to early April. I am wondering who does some practicla training for restrictive clothing and slippery surfaces.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    We used to do street clothes night once in a while; but, not in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gakusei
    We used to do street clothes night once in a while; but, not in a long time.
    Did you notice a difference when training in street clothes?
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    I've had some of my best workouts in the backyard while in street clothes. Working on uneven ground, wearing more restrictive clothing, ie: jackets, will definately give you a different feeling to what you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Did you notice a difference when training in street clothes?
    Not much. When outdoor training is was a little different. Your kiai did not seem as powerfull and performing techniques on a hill needed plenty of adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    Did you notice a difference when training in street clothes?
    What a coincidence that you asked that Rob. It's almost 9pm, the kids are down, and I'm about ready to go outside and do some training. It is snowing, albeit very lightly, at the moment.

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    We have had just street clothes nights in our school, shoes seem to be whacky to people sometimes after training barefoot for awhile. But hey, you are most likely to be in a fight IN your shoes then without. We used to do a lot of training in John's front yard and back yard, in grass or a little muddy. The biggest lesson to me seemed to be that it reinforces the dynamics and physics of your footwork and stances, which is not a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJS
    I've had some of my best workouts in the backyard while in street clothes. Working on uneven ground, wearing more restrictive clothing, ie: jackets, will definately give you a different feeling to what you can do.

    Mike
    That's good training...
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    i worked with a friend in construction that studied Hapkido. One day we were discussing forms and he asked me to show him one of mine. It was then that i learned throwing a decent crescent kick with a pair of heavy workboots on is harder than you'd think.

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    All my life, I have trained in both street clothes and in gi, barefoot, ,or shod. If you do both regularly, it doesn't matter. Sometimes, since I leave straight from work to class, I just show up to teach in my work clothes.
    Just because you do something one way, does not mean that everyone else does it that way, or that it is even the correct way.

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