Always remember that your syllabus, and it’s don’t matter what martial art, is only the starting point. To really understand any martial art system you need to study the syllabus and once you know it, start to play with it.
How does any one part fit into the whole of the system?
- Is there other ways of doing this?
- Is there other ways of getting to this technique?
- What would I do if it didn’t work?
- What would I do if this was done to me?
These are just a few of the questions you should be asking yourself. These questions will help you better fully understand your chosen art.
Taking something out of its original context and playing with variations will greatly help you remember and improve your abilities overall AND with the original technique. The great thing is that this is true to almost anything… martial arts, playing guitar, drawing, painting…
Have a look at this article: Variation is the key to deeper learning!
Now in closing please remember that while you SHOULD play around with the techniques in your syllabus you should NOT change your syllabus. There is a BIG difference between the two!
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