…..Okay I am a pretty creative individual. Meaning I enjoy the process that goes into rethinking things and either putting a new spin on them or finding some thing unique and new. In other words I really, really like to think outside of the box and this is part in parcel with how I operate. It is one of the reasons why I truthfully enjoy all of the Martial Sciences because in each and every one I usually find some thing very useful and unique! Now inevitably because of this I run into people who question a method or how I would perform or teach some thing. This is great! I actually enjoy this as it stimulates the creative process! You would be surprised at how much growth you can get when some one counter points a thought process. It may make you rethink what you are doing or realize by your logic that what you are doing is working well. Like any scientist I am not wedded to any one idea or theory. No, no, instead I am interested in checking those ideas, rethinking them, experimenting, implementing in real time. So I go out of my way to improve regularly what I am doing. Consequently this not only helps me but those I teach to stay hopefully on a cutting edge. Tradition in all walks of life is good. However, tradition for traditions sake is well in the Martial Sciences maybe not so good. If some thing comes up that forces you to rethink what you are doing that is great and if some one wants to debate or question some thing that is awesome too! In a creative mind set this is the norm. Think outside the box!
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