Okay if you are lucky you have found the Martial Sciences and are training with a good instructor. If your instructor is good he may have mentioned somewhere along the line that these skills are perishable. Meaning that if you do not practice them regularly they will disappear. That is pretty important! However, some thing else that is important for you to know is that you have limited time to learn these precious skills. What? Yes, you have limited time! What does this mean? You have probably heard the saying, “You Only Go Around Once”. Well that is the truth! You only live once and we are all on limited time in that because our time is short on this planet we need to make the most of it! In the Martial Sciences you can become pretty good in a short period of time if you have the right teacher and system. (some take longer) Short means fewer years than more years in my opinion! However, pretty good is not really all that impressive. In life I believe you need to experience the world as much as you can in our limited time. This belief translates to the Martial Sciences as well. Experience everything that you can and enjoy what gems you might find! This does not mean that you deviate from your foundational Martial system but that instead you experience what you can in the limited time that you have. Experience! That is the key and surprisingly my own studies have shown that experiences make you not only more respectful of what other people and teachers do but also make you appreciate what you do even more! If we are functioning under a “limited time” model then we will appreciate even more those moments when the light bulb goes off during our Martial Studies. If you are a teacher and functioning under the “limited time” model then it will also mean that you won’t hold back you will get out there and pass on what you have learned so that while our physical bodies may not live forever the lineage or training can! I have found the “limited time” useful in that I do not wait, no instead I pursue my training with a passion and when teaching I do not hold back but transfer everything that I know hoping to pass it on for the future!
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Brian R. VanCise
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