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25th Mar '18 2:50:38 AM AgentSkyblueM7
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** The SequelSeries Series/CobraKai references this with Daniel becoming a successful auto dealer, likely using it as a way to honor Miyagi's training.
12th Mar '18 7:27:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* Parodied and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', in which Big Z has Cody doing ridiculous training exercises to help him "learn how to surf". Cody finally figured out that Big Z was playing practical jokes on him, and later learned that the ''real'' lesson was to relax and just have fun.

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* Parodied and subverted in ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', in which Big Z has Cody doing ridiculous training exercises to help him "learn how to surf". Cody finally figured out that Big Z was playing practical jokes on him, and later learned that the ''real'' lesson was to relax and just have fun. [[spoiler:The winner turns out to be Chicken Joe, who wasn't even aware they were competing and was just having fun.]]
13th Feb '18 2:34:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''Literature/WarcraftTheLastGuardian'', a VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} [[WarcraftExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel, the first task that our hero faces when attempting to become the wizard Medivh's apprentice is to clean, fix, and sort out his library. This turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter, since an apprentice is supposed to know the contents of the library inside and out, have the patience and humility to do some physical work every now and then, and know which books [[BooksThatBite are actively harmful]].

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* In ''Literature/WarcraftTheLastGuardian'', a VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} [[WarcraftExpandedUniverse ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' [[Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel, the first task that our hero faces when attempting to become the wizard Medivh's apprentice is to clean, fix, and sort out his library. This turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter, since an apprentice is supposed to know the contents of the library inside and out, have the patience and humility to do some physical work every now and then, and know which books [[BooksThatBite are actively harmful]].
9th Feb '18 7:05:43 AM batty3108
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** A related concept is that of 'Marginal Gains' (popularised as a term by Sir Dave Brailsford of Team Sky in Cycling). Spending time calculating and adopting a perfect pedalling motion, or doing yoga to improve flexibility, or adjusting the brake position to improve aerodynamics will not, on their own, produce drastically different results. But doing all of these, and more, in [[Pun tandem]] with one another, and you will really notice the improvements.

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** A related concept is that of 'Marginal Gains' (popularised as a term by Sir Dave Brailsford of Team Sky in Cycling). Spending time calculating and adopting a perfect pedalling motion, or doing yoga to improve flexibility, or adjusting the brake position to improve aerodynamics will not, on their own, produce drastically different results. But doing all of these, and more, in [[Pun [[IncrediblyLamePun tandem]] with one another, and you will really notice the improvements.
9th Feb '18 7:04:36 AM batty3108
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** A related concept is that of 'Marginal Gains' (popularised as a term by Sir Dave Brailsford of Team Sky in Cycling). Spending time calculating and adopting a perfect pedalling motion, or doing yoga to improve flexibility, or adjusting the brake position to improve aerodynamics will not, on their own, produce drastically different results. But doing all of these, and more, in [[Pun tandem]] with one another, and you will really notice the improvements.
26th Jan '18 5:40:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''A Matter Of Thorns'' ([[ForgottenRealms Realms of Infamy]]) by James M. Ward, a KnightErrant explains his approach:

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* In ''A Matter Of of Thorns'' ([[ForgottenRealms ([[Literature/ForgottenRealms Realms of Infamy]]) by James M. Ward, a KnightErrant explains his approach:
20th Jan '18 5:32:11 PM BlackKnight359
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** An earlier case involves Ikki and Metabee, after a sound defeat against an aquatic medabot, asking an old fisherman to teach them how to robattle in the water. After much begging, the "training" indeed consists of all sorts of chores for the old man, including a back massage, but eventually Metabee does learn how to retain balance while in the water, just not ''how to move'' in it--that was tomorrow's lesson. In the end, despite Ikki and Metabee's victory in the rematch, it's left unclear if the old man was sincere in his training, mooching off his students all along and they were lucky, or making it up as he went.
26th Nov '17 8:14:13 PM Yuihime
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* During the "Player-Owned Ports" minigame of ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the Exile decides that in order to stop a serial killer, she must overcome her pacifism and train with the martial adepts of the Eastern Lands. The adepts assign her mundane chores. After some time, the Exile becomes impatient and demands to know how this will help her battle-- at which point the adepts reveal that the true purpose of the chores was to demean her and piss her off, so that she would [[TeachHimAnger learn a warrior's mindset]].
18th Nov '17 8:23:38 AM Kazmahu
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* When the team go on a training camp early in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei's training begins on the way there - carrying a large pack of supplies. Even when they do get there, [[TheLeader Rias]] assigns Issei all the most physically demanding jobs, on top of training. And the end of the camp this pays off, and Rias explains point-blank that right now, [[AmplifierArtifact Boosted Gear]] can give Issei all the power he needs - the trick is physically conditions himself so it doesn't [[HeroicRROD tear him apart]] in the process.

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* When the team go on a training camp early in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei's training begins on the way there - carrying a large pack of supplies. Even when they do get there, [[TheLeader Rias]] assigns Issei all the most physically demanding jobs, on top of training. And the end of the camp this pays off, and Rias explains point-blank that right now, [[AmplifierArtifact Boosted Gear]] can give Issei all the power he needs - the trick is physically conditions conditioning himself so it doesn't [[HeroicRROD tear him apart]] in the process.
18th Nov '17 8:22:57 AM Kazmahu
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* When the team go on a training camp early in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', Issei's training begins on the way there - carrying a large pack of supplies. Even when they do get there, [[TheLeader Rias]] assigns Issei all the most physically demanding jobs, on top of training. And the end of the camp this pays off, and Rias explains point-blank that right now, [[AmplifierArtifact Boosted Gear]] can give Issei all the power he needs - the trick is physically conditions himself so it doesn't [[HeroicRROD tear him apart]] in the process.
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