and swords

When sparring, take a break from just trying to do the right thing all the time. Put yourself at a disadvantage, lose some fights. Make it hard for yourself to win…and learn what it takes for you to overcome those disadvantages. There is more to the fight game than can ever be found in any one system, and no system is ever perfect for everybody.
—  Randy Packer, Valkyrie Western Martial Arts Assembly http://boxwrestlefence.com/blog/2012/09/25/lion-dna/