I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.Bruce Lee
Any fighter knows that practice makes perfect. But why? Once you understand why practicing a move over and over and over again, with or without the opponent, you’ll begin to appreciate the repetitiveness of it all. Each time you practice the first few steps of the Rey 1 Dulon, you are training your muscle memory. This way, when you are in an actual fight, your body can react without you having to think, speeding up your recovery time as well as strengthening those muscle groups.
But sometimes finding the time to fit 100 slashes and 100 blocks into an already busy lifestyle can feel almost impossible, and not everyone can take their saber in to work with them. However, you can use most any cylindrical object to practice with. Most places will have a mop where the shaft unscrews. If you’re ever traveling abroad, staying with family for the weekend or merely at work with some free time available, find your nearest mop and remove the shaft.
Anytime you can remember and fit it into you schedule, squeeze as many slashes and steps as you can into your daily routine. Before you know it, you’ll be a refined master in no time!