|Posted by Shihan Tatro on June 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM|
Summer training doesn't really alter much other than more water breaks. But intensity levels stay the same, let the summer heat do it's job and re-hydrate often. However, summertime does create opportune time to work on less aerobic training, such as muchimi, katecki-te, ippons or advanced work chushi stone or kamae jars.
It's probably a good idea on really hot days to incorporate discussions of bunkai or history, so education continues while bodies rest. I try to have handouts of subject matter for people to read while they stretch. The goal here is to waste no time on the dojo floor.