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Damatte Keiko 黙って稽古

“Damatte Keiko” is a Japanese phrase that translates to “Quiet Practice” or “Silent Training”. It is a concept that emphasizes the importance of focusing on the task and avoiding unnecessary distractions or chatter.

In traditional Japanese martial arts, such as Karate or Kendo, “Damatte Keiko” is often used to describe a training session where students are expected to remain silent, focusing on their technique and form without any verbal communication. The purpose of this practice is to develop discipline, concentration, and mindfulness, as well as to cultivate a deeper understanding of the art.

Beyond martial arts, the concept of “Damatte Keiko” can also be applied to other areas of life, such as work or personal development. It encourages individuals to focus on their goals and stay quiet and attentive to their surroundings, which can help to minimize distractions and improve productivity.