We can’t all be world-class champions, but we can all be world-class students.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to train with Mike Fowler while I was in Hawaii. He showed me a concept for catching the Kimura and Americana that I had never really seen before. Mind you, the Kimura and Americana are usually taught to beginners within the first few months of starting in the fundamentals class. But here I was, picking up something new on these most basic of techniques after over 10 years of training.
What’s the point here?
• Never discount “basic techniques”. Go back to revisit them once in a while and see where you can make adjustments.
• There is never just one path to any given objective.
• Keep your mind open and you will never stagnate or get bored
• Most of all, NEVER STOP LEARNING