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    Question What is YOUR occupation?

    Just out of curiosity, what is your occupation?

    For those of you in high demand jobs, how do you make time for Kenpo?

    I am only asking because I am relatively new to Kenpo and I am finding myself completely addicted. However, I have accepted an internship with a Big 4 Accounting Firm and my future employment has the prospect of very long hours! How do you find the time?

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    I'm a cost accountant. Year end is the worst for me, preparing for the audit. For the most part I get up early and do all my forms and sets every day and cardio then go to work. THen straight from work to class 3 nights a week.
    Sometimes you just have to MAKE the time.

    Congratulations on the internship!

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    Default Re: What is YOUR occupation?

    Moving this from Kenpo General to General Discussion
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    I'm a financial advisor and Dad. I also teach at the school. Trying to find time to go to my own class gets tough.

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    I'm a network engineer. I'm next tier on call 24x7x365. I just tell people that I have scheduled days and times that I train. If I have free time I go outside that time. Most of the time it's twice a week for 1:30 each.
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    Don't tell anyone, but I work a grave shift. I do kenpo all damn night.
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    Wildlife biologist, I schedule my surveys around my kenpo and kali. It doesn't always work well, last weekend I was up at some silly hour surveying sage grouse leks before going and judging our inter-school tournament all day.
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    IT Manager, Triathlon Coach. I commute an hour each way. Kids are also in Kenpo plus swim team, Boyscouts, and track. We usually see each other at the dojo.
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    Wow, great responses! Thanks
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    I am a student at West Virginia University majoring in Dietetics

    While at home I am a Kenpo instructor
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    I am in management for a large media company. It takes up a lot of my time along with recently getting married and becoming a step-father.

    Sometimes I simply have to sacrifice other things I want to do in order to practice and teach kenpo. Things like sleep...you know, the non-essential stuff!
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    Default Re: What is YOUR occupation?

    This is yet another thread that already exists. Newer members please check the site to make sure a topic you are about to start does not already exist

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    Default Re: What is YOUR occupation?

    Well, I'll respond anyway...
    I work for R.R. Donnelley and Sons in Lancaster, PA...They are the second largest commercial printer in the world, and we print phone directories and catalogues(which is the department that I work in)
    I work on a web-fed printing press as a Press Assistant, which means that the very large rolls of paper that are fed into the back of the press are my area of expertise. My job is to open these rolls, check them for quality, and load them semi-manually into the press, where I prep them to be ran...I've found that you get really solid stances when you have to push 3000 lb. rolls around on a constant basis every night(I work third shift) That's it...

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    I am an Account Executive for New Horizons, the largest independent training company in the world.

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    I'm a correctional officer.


    Here's an idea for finding time to train.
    Besides going to class

    Find a brief bit of time each day to do forms and sets. That's easy enough. Even if all you can do is go over it once, that's better than nothing.

    Then: Find some time and do all the techs for ONE belt level.
    Do a different belt level a day. Do as many reps as you can or reserve the higher reps for the techs that you Need MORE work on.

    just a thought

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    Default How can I fit Kenpo into my busy schedule?

    Just out of curiosity, what is your occupation?
    For those of you in high demand jobs, how do you make time for Kenpo?
    Author, seminar presenter, business consultations, direct mail business, NLP coaching, Energy healing coaching, own 5 businesses.

    I'm lucky.

    I get to choose what I do and when I do it.

    Good news for you. It's a scheduling thing. It's been written about already on another forum. Train 2-3 times a week at the studio. Then train daily a minimum of 10-15 minutes at home, 5 times a week. The simple act of repetition daily will hone those skills for you.

    I schedule everything I do from dawn to dusk, even dinner with the wife, and weekend movies. Some things are scheduled a year in advance;-)
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    I am a single mom of three, and I work 12-14 hour days as a licensed day care provider, six days a week, and right now I am having a hard time finding enough energy to even sleep. My Kenpo is suffering. I appreciate all the little tips that everyone has given. I really enjoy doing Kenpo, and sometimes it is a great stress relief. But, when nothing in my life is in focus, it's nearly impossible to focus on even the little things that I want to focus on - like Kenpo.
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    I'm a Captain in the fire service. Working a 48 hour shift gives me enough time off for kenpo.

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    I'm a broadcast engineer & IT director for a group of radio stations. I schedule my time between kenpo, Iaido, and the gym. Work and my motivation do get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    I am a single mom of three, and I work 12-14 hour days as a licensed day care provider, six days a week, and right now I am having a hard time finding enough energy to even sleep. My Kenpo is suffering. I appreciate all the little tips that everyone has given. I really enjoy doing Kenpo, and sometimes it is a great stress relief. But, when nothing in my life is in focus, it's nearly impossible to focus on even the little things that I want to focus on - like Kenpo.
    Arizona Angel....
    I feel for ya! Seriously, that's not easy; and I know how you feel.

    I HIGHLY recomend you take this issue and create it into it's own thread. Seek the advice of the many who visit Kenpo Talk. That's one of the coolest things about KenpoTalk, I think. There's usually someone out there who's been through and or is going through what you are. OR vice versa...!

    Hang in there! It's worth it..
    and so are you!

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