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I think there's a lot to be said for just wearing your normal clothes for training. Obviously that can't apply to arts that require specific clothing, like a gi, but for general 'martial arts' I think it's probably a good idea. I get enough 'barefoot' time on the mats, so I like to wear shoes for Tai Chi.
I've been thinking that training the feet is more productive. Training the muscles in the feet, the ankles, etc. We aren't generally barefoot out of training, though most shoes are light enough to not make that big of a difference. What do you guys think? What do you train in, and why?
middleway wrote:However literally all of my shoes are 'Barefoot / Minimal', from my more formal shoes for the office, to my running, gym or trail shoes, to my normal every day shoes.
Wuji wrote:My teacher basically said he wears shoes because it's traditional. Which, kind of makes sense.
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