“If one does not practice regularly, then do not face the enemy.”
Perfection of techniques requires deeply ingrained habits, and a mental attitude of thoroughness. Exercises, no matter how many times they are repeated, are a waste of time if they are done incorrectly. The time you spend in the dojang is precious in comparison to the time spent on the outside. The perfection of technique requires that they become second nature and reflexive. If you have to “think” of your response, it is already to late. Perfection in the martial arts is like a jewel. It is merely a rough stone until polished. If it is not polished, no one will know its inner beauty. Training is the same.