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20th Aug '16 2:01:35 PM TommyTree
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* Bluepaw's training in ''Literature/WarriorCats''. Much of it focuses on boring tasks like gathering moss and cutting into smaller parts, to teach her patience, concentration and good control of her claws.
4th Aug '16 10:03:52 PM LadWatcher
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** In "Oh No! Yono!", Ron's showing Hana the "Flippie Dance" gives her the agility and acrobatic moves needed to beat Yono and Monkey Fist.

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** In "Oh No! Yono!", Ron's showing Hana the "Flippie Dance" gives her the agility and acrobatic moves needed to beat Yono and Monkey Fist. And little before that, Ron teaching Hana how to ''flip a page'' allowed her to deflect an incoming rock by using the same movement.
25th Jul '16 6:21:31 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Briscoes get their workout from being out on their farm twelve hours a day and detest gyms. They're not above giving pro wrestling specific training to wrestlers visiting the farm but you'd better get used to jumping on bulldozers after chugging Nattie Light.[[/folder]]

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* The Briscoes get their workout from being out on their farm twelve hours a day and detest gyms. They're not above giving pro wrestling specific training to wrestlers visiting the farm but you'd better get used to jumping on bulldozers after chugging Nattie Natty Light.[[/folder]]
25th Jul '16 6:20:27 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Briscoes get their workout from being out on their farm twelve hours a day and detest gyms. They're not above giving pro wrestling specific training to wrestlers visiting the farm but you'd better get used to jumping on bulldozers after chugging Nattie Light.[[/folder]]
10th Jul '16 6:17:58 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in an episode of ''CodeMonkeys'', "The Take Over", in which Dave trains under a Miyagi-esque sensei to prevail over Japanese competitors in a high-stakes eating competition. He [[GenreSavvy assumes]] that he will be painting a fence, waxing a car, ''etc.'', but is instead instructed to ''eat'' such items as paint, wax, and sawdust to strengthen his stomach and make him able to [[ExtremeOmnivore eat anything]].

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* Parodied in an episode of ''CodeMonkeys'', ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', "The Take Over", in which Dave trains under a Miyagi-esque sensei to prevail over Japanese competitors in a high-stakes eating competition. He [[GenreSavvy assumes]] that he will be painting a fence, waxing a car, ''etc.'', but is instead instructed to ''eat'' such items as paint, wax, and sawdust to strengthen his stomach and make him able to [[ExtremeOmnivore eat anything]].
29th Jun '16 8:58:56 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Main/DragonBall'' franchise was fond of this trope; the hero Goku is often given a mundane but laborious task to retrieve an item that would increase his power, only to find that it was the task itself that made him stronger. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he's [[GenreSavvy wised up to this sort of thing]] -- or so he thinks, because nobody really trains him the same way twice.

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* The ''Main/DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise was fond of this trope; the hero Goku is often given a mundane but laborious task to retrieve an item that would increase his power, only to find that it was the task itself that made him stronger. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he's [[GenreSavvy wised up to this sort of thing]] -- or so he thinks, because nobody really trains him the same way twice.
26th Jun '16 12:30:53 PM ultimomant
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* This is similarly true for training in the US military. Trainees are required to maintain the barracks area in addition to their regular training. This not only includes keeping their own rooms clean (which may include storing their clothes in a certain specific way), but also assigning specific people to carry out certain chores for a period of time (say, vacuuming the hallway for a week, or cleaning the latrine before lights-out). All this besides the weekly "GI[[note]] General Inspection[[/note]] Party", where everybody cleans the entire barracks top to bottom, sometimes for hours at a time. The point is to promote attention to detail and self-motivation. If recruits can't follow simple instructions or take initiative in training, they would be useless in combat. It's also useful in weapons maintenance, which requires close familiarity with a weapon's component parts.* Apprentices of certain craftsmen would be put to various menial tasks in order for them to build the muscles or motor skills required for the craft. For instance, new chefs at a traditional restaurant typically spend a few solid months at the dish pit before actually touching a single knife. It teaches the importance (and inevitability) of cleaning dishes and cookware, as well as impressing the sense of urgency needed in being a cook.

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* This is similarly true for training in the US military. Trainees are required to maintain the barracks area in addition to their regular training. This not only includes keeping their own rooms clean (which may include storing their clothes in a certain specific way), but also assigning specific people to carry out certain chores for a period of time (say, vacuuming the hallway for a week, or cleaning the latrine before lights-out). All this besides the weekly "GI[[note]] General Inspection[[/note]] Party", where everybody cleans the entire barracks top to bottom, sometimes for hours at a time. The point is to promote attention to detail and self-motivation. If recruits can't follow simple instructions or take initiative in training, they would be useless in combat. It's also useful in weapons maintenance, which requires close familiarity with a weapon's component parts.parts.
* Apprentices of certain craftsmen would be put to various menial tasks in order for them to build the muscles or motor skills required for the craft. For instance, new chefs at a traditional restaurant typically spend a few solid months at the dish pit before actually touching a single knife. It teaches the importance (and inevitability) of cleaning dishes and cookware, as well as impressing the sense of urgency needed in being a cook.
19th May '16 5:17:14 PM Generality
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-->-- '''[[UsefulNotes/Buddhism Buddhist Saying]]'''

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-->-- '''[[UsefulNotes/Buddhism '''[[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddhist Saying]]'''
16th May '16 3:36:27 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Penny Proud from ''TheProudFamily'' goes through a spoof of ''The Karate Kid'', including painting the fences. [[spoiler:The things she did alongside with the Chang triplets are actual training, and although the master is rather a lazy bum, he is actually fluent in combat. The more "advanced" school she longs to follow only teaches how to be cool like a typical martial arts movie without properly teaching actual skills.]]

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* Penny Proud from ''TheProudFamily'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' goes through a spoof of ''The Karate Kid'', including painting the fences. [[spoiler:The things she did alongside with the Chang triplets are actual training, and although the master is rather a lazy bum, he is actually fluent in combat. The more "advanced" school she longs to follow only teaches how to be cool like a typical martial arts movie without properly teaching actual skills.]]
12th May '16 8:15:30 PM ANTMuddle
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** By ''Film/TheNextKarateKid'', Hilary Swank's character calls Miyagi on his bullshit and [[GenreSavvy refuses to wax anything]]. Undaunted, he achieves the same result by having he babysit kids who [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter constantly fire toys at her]], forcing her to practice her reflexes and blocking motions.

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** By ''Film/TheNextKarateKid'', Hilary Swank's character calls Miyagi on his bullshit and [[GenreSavvy refuses to wax anything]]. Undaunted, he achieves the same result by having he her babysit kids who [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter constantly fire toys at her]], forcing her to practice her reflexes and blocking motions.
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