I don’t care who you are in the Martial Sciences or how long you have been practicing whether a few weeks or twenty plus years or more. Everyone makes mistakes during the course of their training. What differentiates some practitioner’s is that some times people are completely unaware of their mistakes and therefore make no effort to correct them. Or they know they have made mistakes and ignore these holes in their game and concentrate instead on things they enjoy working on. One of the greatest things I ever had happen to me was that my instructors pointed out my flaws and made sure I understood that I needed to address them. In the day’s of everything has to be fast and easy some times this type of teaching does not get the appreciation that it should. In IRT if you are training and you see a fellow practitioner make a mistake please point it out to them. As an instructor I will certainly point out your flaws. I will also make mistakes myself during training and teaching. You can bet if I make a mistake while teaching that I will take that bit of information and work it to death until it is corrected. Even after well over thirty years of practice I constantly seek out instructors to correct my errors. This is one of the most effective ways to learn! So embrace your mistakes and do not be frustrated with them but instead take them, train them and improve!
Brian R. VanCise
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