I’ve practiced various martial arts for most of my life.  I don’t claim to be a master, by any means, but you don’t spend this much time at something without picking up a few pearls of wisdom.  Here’s one of mine: new students are far more dangerous to spar with than any black belt.  8)

Maybe I should amend that statement to say “allowing yourself to treat an opponent as a new student” is what is dangerous.  The process used often entails … (more)