Been thinking about training as it applies to Health, Taijiqun, Xingyiquan and Yiquan. I have the time due to injuries and sickness. In the past I have talked to lot of old Chinese martial artists about their training when they were younger. All seem to have trained hours a day. I talked with a student of Wang Peisheng who said Wang trained half the day in his youth. My first shifu would train 4 to 6 hours a day and my Yang Taiji Shifu once told me the best vacation he took he got to do Taiji 6 hours a day, but he use to train it more back in Hong Kong with his Shifu. And his shifu recommended that you do just the long form at least 3 times a day and you needed to train all the other forms as well. That same student of Wang Peisheng also told me that no one has that kind of time anymore, in the 20th century (we talked a while ago), especially in America. And he made the statement, in reference to Santi Shi, that 30 minutes was better than 20 minutes and 20 minutes was better that 15, 15 was better than 10 and 5 was better than nothing. Basically very few people have time to stand in Santi for 2 to 3 hours a day these days. My wife, who is from China has talked about the old days in China where marital artists practiced all day long. In my youth I would spend 1.5 to 2 hours a day on cardio and strength and then a another couple hours on forms and striking practice. Of course I was single, had no children, and worked 2nd and 3rd shift at the time, so I had all day to train. I no longer train like I use to, some things I can no longer physically do, I am married, have a full time day job, and have a wife that works 12 hours a day. So I need to take care of everything inside and outside of the house as well. And with a teenager still at home that takes a lot of time. Now throw in the one in college, although as the years have gone on he as taken less and less of my time. But now we're applying for Grad school so I am once again needed. Over the years I have let many forms I once knew go. Some I do not miss at all and some I regret letting go (see the old style Chen form I use to do), but I would prefer to truly understand a few forms than do many I do not understand. I have never been into forms collecting, in CMA or Qigong for that matter. But, this has lead me to realizing that, even with all the time constraints, combined with some physical limitations that I could, and should, be doing the forms I know, and want to train, more than once a day. I should spend more time in physical exercise (strenght and cadio), and I to do this training justice I need to let some things go and focus on those things that matter most to me, benefit me the most, and that I truly wish to understand. Some of these things are incredibly hard to let go of, since I have done them for so long. But to continue doing them only impedes my training of those things I truly think I need to train now as well as stop me from progressing further in CM. and with those thins gone, I do have more time to train those things I want, and need, now. I also realize that I am spending to much time in a chair in front of a TV when I could be training. Some of this is habit from when I had to be around because the kids were to young to be left on own. There is time in my day if I look, no where near as much as there was back in the days of 2nd and 3rd shift work, but time to do more than I have been doing. So do you train enough, could you do more?