“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye
No matter who you meet – this quote is a great one to remember. Having started my own martial arts journey in 1991, and taught since 2005, I’ve had 15 years (so far) learning from my students – no matter who they are – everyone has something to offer. Based on this, my teaching skills have improved, my martial arts have improved, and my whole style and my way of looking at the art of Wing Chun has changed considerably over the years – all thanks to taking the stance that I don’t know everything and everyone has something to offer.
This is particularly so when cross-training with another martial art – understanding why different arts do what they do can truly enhance your own understanding.