Be creative! It is important for any art, whether it be painting, photography, Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, or any other, that one develops a thorough understanding and capability with the fundamentals. Once this has been established, however, let your imagination light the path forward! Curious if something would work? Try it. Does a pass you’ve been working on seem to open up a new route to a submission instead of the side control that you’ve been getting to? Go for it! So what if it fails?! So what if you get submitted?! Is failure not good information? Lose the ego, try new approaches to the fundamentals, try new applications of the underlying principles, open your mind, try, fail, create, repeat. Do not limit your progression, by letting fear control your expression.