Something that struck me whilst reading Funokoshi's "Karatedo Kyohan" is that he recommends that the practioner not over do things. He suggests that for most purposes 10-15 mins are adequate- and the odd time training for an hour or so. he does say that this way one could train at various times throughout the day: eg in the morning, at lunchbreak and in evening.
I have started to train this way- and am just wandering what people make of this idea. Obviously its radically different from an hour and a half to 2 hour mega-sweat at many modern dojos. Perhaps things were more laid back in Funokoshi's day.
I'm training almost exclusively on my own these days and I'm hoping to grade to 2nd Dan this year so I'd appreciate any feedback.
For me these multiple mini sessions fit in nicely around my other interests- running and all the stretching and strength work associated with middle to long distance running. I do sometimes wonder if longer karate drills would be better than short multiple sessions.