The key to success here at META lies in the time you spend practicing at home. The average student spends an hour and a half to two and a half hours a week here at META. There are 168 hours in a week. That means you have many, many hours during the week to forget what you learned in class. Reinforcing what you learn with practice at home is the key to retention. We go over a lot of material in class. There’s a lot of depth to what you learn, and what we teach builds on earlier lessons. If you are able to retain what you learned to pass your previous test, it makes learning the new material even easier. I ask for five minutes a night to for starters. This adds only 35 extra minutes during the week. Right after you brush your teeth and before you climb into bed. When I was coming through the ranks, I would practice every day and it helped me tremendously.  Starting with your forms is a great way to warm up. On day one with a new belt, I would practice all of my old techniques, and then add whatever new material I learned in class. Each additional class I would repeat this process.  When you add material, the practice session will grow in time, but if you are diligent you can still complete the entire process relatively quickly.  Practicing at home allows you to build on your lessons in class, and will make your class time experience even more enjoyable.