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- Sep 3, 2009
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Re: Should a Student Practice on His Own, or Not?
What's the definition of a "student"?
You may be a student when you are 20 years old. One day your teacher has passed away and you are no longer young. Do you still consider yourself as a "student"?
I have seen so many people who moved to a new place, couldn't find a proper school, and quit. Can you just train whatever that your have leaned from your previous school, use that information and train for the rest of your life all by yourself? How much do you want to learn any way?
Since the forum isn't too busy these days, I'll throw another topic up for discussion.
Should a student practice on his own, or not? Does belt-level matter? Should the student only practice what the instructor/master says to practice?
I had contemplated joining a club once, and I mentioned that I looked at TKD differently than perhaps most students. For me, TKD in the school was part of my TKD, but I also practice and try to improve at home by myself.
I was told that the school doesn't like students to practice by themselves, due to getting into bad habits that may be hard to break. The school's opinion was that students are ok to stretch at home, but not practice.
Do you agree?
So I'm not weight training if I already know the lifts?
Nothing wrong with stirring the pot DD. You're pretty good at it yourself
Now I just gotta decide if you are violating TOS with your insults towards me. Probably not.
Don't say that too loud; it is almost a great idea.I think it's good for students to practice at home, if they can. Especially if they can't come to class more than 2x a week.
I wonder if the discouragement from practicing was really about bad habits? Maybe they'd had a student who got hurt practicing at home and tried to sue them?