Bringing training to daily life

For most people, training is something that happens at the dojo, at the gym, and in the case of martial arts preferably with training partners and wearing a dogi. This is not my view.
I believe training should be part of your entire life, and not be limited to 2-3 hours a week when you step on the mats. A couple of years back, I was interviewing Akuzawa sensei for the magazine Yashima, and when I asked him “so how do you train?”, he simply replied, “oh I don’t really train currently, I don’t have time for training”. I was puzzled, this was totally unexpected as I saw his constant evolution over the years. That did not look like somebody who was not training.

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