"Osu Sensei, I won't be able to make it to class this week because I've got a big test to study for."
"Osu Sensei, I can't train this week because we have midterms at school."
I've heard it for years, and for years I've been somewhat "nice" about it, but I'm kind of done.
Want to do better on that test? Come and train.
Want to perform at your peak on that exam? Get thy butt to the dojo.
But how would I know, I've only been teaching for about two decades. Cramming the night before...it doesn't help. Training the night before...that's a different story. Don't believe me, check these articles out.
- Scientific American
- Harvard University
- New York Times
Invest an hour of your study time my getting away from your desk and into the dojo. I bet that you find the ROI will shock you.