When learning a new technique it is imperative to be both in the zone and in the moment almost simultaneously. The good fighter will be able to overcome an inability to grasp a new technique the first time, and will keep trying to understand. They will keep attempting new methods of learning, by listening watching and then practicing the technique for themselves. If they experience failure the good fighter will shake it off and learn to accept it as a stepping stone to winning. In the midst of chaos they find the opportunity to win. They will take time out of their schedules to study the greats, and enjoy learning from more experienced fighters.  If they spend all of a class getting bowled over by higher belts they understand that it is a stepping stone to developing their game. Getting armbarred five times in five minutes enables the fighter  to learn defense teaches humility.   

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