Creativity Always Sparks Debate!

Head Shot…..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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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 Creativity Always Sparks Debate!

  1. jks9199 says:

    It’s one thing to maintain a tradition as such and knowingly. It’s another to mindlessly follow a tradition and refuse to examine it or be unwilling to accept that the tradition has no place outside of tradition.

    My first year of college was at a unique Virginia school. Hanging from the steam pipes in my room was a bucket, left from a leak. During the time I was there – it never collected a drop. Why was it still there? It had been there, so it stayed. As someone said, “anything done once in a row is traditional!” The bucket had served a purpose once — but no longer did.

  2. Brian VanCise says:

    Nice story jks9199!

    Tradition for traditions sake because this is how it was done and there is no other way is some thing that we find from time to time in the Martial Sciences. Some times what they have is great and other times they have not adjusted to new ideas and are stuck in a time warp. No matter what I think we all owe it to ourselves to constantly question what we do and how we can improve it and by that ourselves as well. A Martial Scientist will constantly analyze, theorize and then test what they are doing. Some times of course you will fail or the test will fail. That is okay as that is a learning process and you can grow from it. Some times you will succeed and walla some thing special just happened. Of course knowing you like I do you already know this and that is the beauty of training like we have for a long time in a creative and varied environment! Thanks again for posting!

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