Tap five times ...
Here's a great way to open the door to more creativity on the mat.
Set aside a night of training, where everyone abides by the following rule:
You need to tap five times, to five different opponents, over the course of the training session. That's right ... you need to lose!
This is a simple idea that can really develop some creativity on the mat. being TOTALLY OKAY with 'losing' will free you up and allow you to try new things, new ideas ... it will allow you to perform 'crazy experiments' that you would never try if you desperately needed to win.
And again .. I have said it many times before - there are lots of things you will ONLY learn by 'losing' - things that you would never learn if you won 100% of the time - things like CONSEQUENCE, RECOVERY, etc.
I have learned some of the greatest life lessons from people who have lost, and lost royally! These are people who have been through hell and back, people who have become intimate with adversity. I havn't learned much from Mary Poppins!
Embrace defeat - embrace loss - particularly if you want to become more creative.