…..In life one needs to listen to those around them.  This is crucial.  Crucial in your personal relationships, business and of course the martial sciences.  We all need to stop and listen to those around us.  If you are an instructor you need to listen to what and where your students are at in terms of how hard you are pushing their bodies.  You also need to listen to them asking questions so that you can pick out the question and hopefully answer it in a way that helps them.  You need to listen and understand their life experiences and relate that in how you can help them learn your martial science. Practitioners also need to listen to their instructors so that they can pick out the information that will be beneficial to them.  Listening will also help the practitioner learn abou their instructor and become close to them.  Listen to someone and understand what they are saying and you will have an opportunity to form a bond with them. We humans are very social creatures and listening to one another is an essential skill set that can open many doors for you.  So just stop and listen and see where you can go!

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Brian R. VanCise

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Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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2 Responses to Listening!

  1. Kerry Krick says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I once had an instructor who thought he was listening to what his students were telling him. He was listening to them,
    but was not “hearing what they were saying”. This is very frustrating for a practitioner of the Martial Arts. Understanding the student or instructor is crucial! It is a shame that myself and a few others left the school simply because the Instructor didn’t “Hear” what we were telling him. If a instructor is “Hearing” his students and their needs are not still being met, does it really do any good to keep telling the instructor over and over your needs?

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    Hey Kerry,

    Glad you stopped by! Listening and hearing go hand in hand. It is very important that we pick up the communication that is conveyed. Some times that is not so easy but when both sides work at it then walla they can both get the message! Then that is truly special!

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