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    Latley I have been lacking motivation to train at home allthough I did train this morning. I used to get up early before work 2-3 days per week and train/practice but for the past few months I have not. I hope that this is just a temporary glitch. So haveing said that I have been trying to find my motivation to train more at home.

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    Well to be honest and this is just my situation. But when I donít train at home I start to loose what I have learned and it shows the next time I am in class. So my motivation to train at home is part fear of looking stupid in class when every one else blows through the forms and I canít remember the next move. And part out of respect for my instructor. He takes the time to go over in class and even after class on most days as I have tons of questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpobldr

    What motivates you to train at home?
    I know this is going to sound stupid but watching really good martial arts movies gets me going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpobldr
    What motivates you to train at home?
    I generally have more of a problem finding the time to train at home between work, house stuff, kids, wife I tend to find myself lacking any real personal time. So, I guess that is my motivation, it is the only time during the day that I get to stop worrying about everything else. It is my stress relief.
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    I go to the gym to workout outside of class. I think of that as MY time. I get to ride the exercise bike and read my book, listen to my mp3 player while I do my sit-ups and focus on different aspects of my katas and such while I run through those.

    I'm feeling on a bit of a low right now too, but I'm hoping that going to camp in Baltimore will get me going.

    It helps to have a goal too. I managed to motivate myself for a year and four months to go 4-5 times a week because I was getting ready for my test.

    Think about you next promotion and what you want to know for it. Set a date for that and work towards it.

    That's where I'm having trouble. My next promotion is years away, so I have to think of something else to get excited about. I hope Mr. Tatum decides to do another Vegas camp. Otherwise, I'll have to find another one to go to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpobldr View Post
    What motivates you to train at home?
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    I don't train at home. I just don't have the time. On the plus side, I'm at the school several days a week, so there's plenty of mat time to make up for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    I know this is going to sound stupid but watching really good martial arts movies gets me going.
    yea i agree big time a good movie gets the excitement going

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother John View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpobldr View Post
    Latley I have been lacking motivation to train at home allthough I did train this morning. I used to get up early before work 2-3 days per week and train/practice but for the past few months I have not. I hope that this is just a temporary glitch. So haveing said that I have been trying to find my motivation to train more at home.

    What motivates you to train at home?
    Most people generally train better with others.

    To train alone means that...

    1. You are getting ready for something, ie, a tournament, a test, something.

    2. You want to catch the others by surprise

    3. You don't want to look stupid as you acquire the skill

    Things like that.

    For most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi View Post
    Well to be honest and this is just my situation. But when I donít train at home I start to loose what I have learned and it shows the next time I am in class. So my motivation to train at home is part fear of looking stupid in class when every one else blows through the forms and I canít remember the next move.
    Yep.

    A normal "away-from" propulsion system of motivation.

    Nice to know them so we can use them with self-talk so we can get off our butts when-ever we choose to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    I know this is going to sound stupid but watching really good martial arts movies gets me going.
    This sounds like a normal motivator to me.

    Like last night I was switching channels and I happened on "The Perfect Weapon" with a young and skinny Jeff Speakman.

    He did move good back then.

    An emotional motivator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong View Post
    I go to the gym to workout outside of class. I think of that as MY time. I get to ride the exercise bike and read my book, listen to my mp3 player while I do my sit-ups and focus on different aspects of my katas and such while I run through those.--Amy
    Away from time is necessary for all of us.

    For many, kenpo is THEIR away from time.

    For us trainers, what you stated above is OUR away from time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca View Post
    I don't train at home. I just don't have the time. On the plus side, I'm at the school several days a week, so there's plenty of mat time to make up for it.
    Yep.

    Many things to do at home.

    Honey-do's.

    So I go to the office early for any kenpo training I wish to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate View Post
    I know this is going to sound stupid but watching really good martial arts movies gets me going.
    I'd have to agree with this too.
    A really good movie can motivate me to get going.
    This is especially true if I'm tired or just out of gas.

    It isn't just seeing the action, either. Knowing that ten seconds of screen action is worth about three hours of real time practise can be very motivating.

    Also, on a slightly different note; playing a first person shooter video game for a brief time just before working out can have a similar effect.

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    Maybe the "new" hasn't worn off for me yet, but I'm still in that state of trying to soak up as much knowledge as I can including the physical aspects of the techniques, forms, sets, etc. I catch myself doing some sort of practice just about everyday before I go to bed, after dinner, or when I'm teaching, I'm sure I'll go through some sets on my planning period. (Grading papers is a bore anyway, right?)

    I think I just have an addictive personality though.

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    As Dr. La Tourrette stated earlier...."You don't want to look stupid as you acquire the skill" that is part of my motivation, BUT NOT the primary reason LOL.

    Further, I find it a nice change from my "regular grind/routines of life" to practice on my own at home. It is rather refreshing to me.

    I also find motivation through attempting to improve my form during the techniques. I want to show my instructor that I practice what I am taught so that he can judge whether I am ready to move on to learn another technique.

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    I watched some videos I made when I WAS motivated and that helped.

    My partner and I also made up a workout schedule that defined what we would do for each workout together.

    We decided we had to get all of that done on the list before we could sit and chat and fart around (which we'd been doing a lot of previously.)

    We've just done it once so far, but we did really well.

    I could post it if anyone's interested.

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    For some reason old Bruce Lee movies get me pretty motivated

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