Sifu Nate considers himself first and foremost a martial artist, always remaining a student. He continues to expand his martial arts knowledge by consistently attending workshops and seminars as well as regularly training with his instructors. It is his firm belief that to be a good teacher, one must never stop learning. If one stops learning, and rests on their laurels, they can become stale and so can the arts they teach.

"Flowing water never go stale so keep on flowing" - Bruce Lee