View Poll Results: Is a one hour class enough time to learn a quality martial art?
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Yes, one hour is just fine.
One hour isn't enough time to scratch myself properly, I need at least an hour and a half.
Anything less than 2 hours is for posers.
What's an hour?
I don't think there's anything wrong with training for an hour if it's a busy hour. Beats bullshitting around for 2 or more hours, that's for sure.
My BJJ class is only one hour. We spend about 10 minutes warming up, another 10-15 drilling techniques, and the remainder of the class rolling. Rounds are 5 minutes and class usually runs a little bit late. The advanced class (which I'm trying to work into my schedule) is a half hour longer and rolls for 10-minute rounds.
You point is well made.. What I remember from friends in Pilot training, and in some skilled trades- is that not all hours are created equal. If you do the hours close together, then the hours are counted, but the months and years go by, it will take more hours to qualify. This is because you are not doing enough to retain the knowledge, let alone add to it.
Originally Posted by datdamnmachine
If you train MA in one hour sessions, but put more of them in the week, you would see knowledge retention increase, as anything I learn when exhausted is quickly forgotten. 5 one-hour classes is better than 1 five- hour class.
have u ever tried a REAL nin-jitsu class guys? the stuff is no joke you learn to swing swords and throw throwing-stars around like crazy. I am a deadly weapon at 5-2 250lbs now and you wouldn't think it. I would say may dex has improved from 11 to 16 in just one class, we'll see how my other stats improve later beware fuckers!
Originally Posted by KO'd N DOA
as for class length, Judo is two hours, with about 5 min after uchi komi to stretch. we definitely pace ourselves though during drills, as we are going to do tachi-waza and ne-waza at the end. wrestling is 1.5 hours, and we have a killer warm up and we try to push the pace during drills, with about 15 minutes of live situational at the end. back in the day, TKD was 1.5 as well and it never felt like we had enough time, but thats because unless i was running class we did forms for too long.
an hour fifteen to an hour thirty is ideal i think, with the warm up being as much technique based as possible, with at least 15 live sparring/situational at the end. that way you can slow down slightly during the drill/technique portion to make sure you get it right and not sacrifice your workout
I think it also depends on the skills you're working on. An hour is enough time to work on some specific skill, for example attacking the hand in weapon work.
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