I have always liked venturing into new, or relatively unexplored, territory in training
That has been a habit of mine for decades. For example when I was heavily involved in martial arts, our dojo was doing full-contact fighting years before it became popular, and televised, of course.
Did we have all the answers?
Certainly not! We found the answers often times in painful, but memorable ways.
I still remember getting knocked out in a match, and learned a lot from that experience.
You can’t get that type of knowledge from books, videos, or downloads.
You have to live it!
Later I got involved with CrossFit when it was almost completely unknown. There were only four CF gyms in the entire world when I first found them in late 2004.
We added in Powerlifting, Strongman, and Underground training along the way.
Last year we started learning about maces & clubs. Almost no one I new was training with them outside of California.
I refuse to follow the herd! Doing what everyone else is raving about is not for me.