Here is a list of 36 Instructors that I have trained with and I am positive that I am not remembering them all. Please forgive me if I spelled your name wrong.
Dr. John Meade
Dr. Keith Seto
Dr. Brian Brzowski
Andrew (Drew) Neil
My point is that no matter how many classes you have taken or how many people who you have learned from, there is still more out there. There is still somebody out there that can walk into your world and flip it on its ear.
Taking in varying perspectives is essential in order to create a personalized fighting system. Without varying perspectives, stagnation takes hold and dogma comes out of that stagnation. When you have a chance to train with somebody that challenges your preconceived notions, embrace the opportunity and take what fits into your personalized system and discard the rest……..but be very careful what you disregard. The context of what is being taught is even more important than the skill that is actually being taught. When the context is understood you may find that almost everything has its place.
Skills without context are like puzzle pieces that do not create a picture.
An open mind is a gift from God………use it for everything that it is worth.