In fighting a lot of techniques is not always best. Many times people look for flash and flare over substance. There is a simplicity to fighting. The most effective combat athletes use 2 to 3 techniques. Should you fear the man who has 1000 different techniques or fear the man who has practice 1 technique 1000 times. You better not let the later apply that technique. There is nothing wrong with learning a lot but make sure you have your basics down.
When I was coming up, all my instructors and coaches were men of experience. In todays time, I see a lot of younger coaches. Not saying a young instructor can't teach. But I see guys with little experience trying to teach. I always figured one hand to have a lot more experience than me to show me anything. If you were choosing a surgeon, you would ask to be referred to someone with experience over the doctor who is doing it for the first time. You should treat your training the same way. Now, I'm not saying that you can' learn from a young instructor. They just need to a really good and unique if they don't have years of experience.
World Champion Richard Trammell shares his experiences, views and thoughts on fitness, martial arts and fighting.