Dogan Nar's Training Journal

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3 months 3 weeks ago #55464 by Dogan Nar II
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I decided to go ahead and start a training journal and document progress I make throughout my life so that I don't feel stagnant in strictly "Jedi training". Life gets in the way a lot of time for me. Oftentimes I'm working 14 hour days with the company I work for, then I have time with my own company as well as my projects as a musician.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #55465 by Dogan Nar II
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Two nights ago, my best friend/roommate and I went to an Arnis class down the road from where we live. As I've mentioned before, I'm very particular with my martial training as is my friend. We found the school to be a bit too formal/rigid for our tastes as well as a bit too much of "This is how we do things, this is what you're going to do" with no explanation of why. They teach a lot of Chinese arts there and it's bled over into their FMA training which made it into a style which we didn't really go for. However, the instructor showed us a chi exercise from their internal Kung Fu class and that's something we're interested in pursuing.

I'm getting back into the gym finally (traveling and the subsequent energy drain when I return home makes it difficult). I'm hoping to get back into the schedule that we had started on and building my body up. Yesterday was leg day, where I made a few improvements in my weights but also stayed at my previous numbers for a few others. Good thing there is that I didn't drop any numbers. If anyone is interested in seeing the particular workouts I do, I'll gladly post them here though I'll likely start doing that anyways so as to document my progress with numbers.

I've also been working on meditation. One thing I've found extremely helpful as I have insomnia is guided sleep meditation/hypnotherapy videos on YouTube. I'll play these when I'm ready to go to bed every night and I've had great experiences with it. Speaking of YouTube, I've recently been watching Opie McCleod's Jedi Living videos as well as a few other channels (such as Ashla's Knights of the Awakening channel). Watching Opie is really cool for me personally not only because Jedi Realism on YouTube is now a thing but because I was active in the community years ago and Opie and I have had conversations and I read a lot of his works back then. Putting a face and voice to the name that I've known for so long is really neat.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #55470 by Jax
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You are certainly welcome to share your workouts. There's a section for fitness logs if you want to keep things separate. There's also an area for meditation journals. It's up to you though. :-)
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