We give in to easily. When things get hard we quit. We say, “That didn’t work, I can’t do it.” We can blame phones, tablets, laptops, social media, or whatever we want. I don’t want to focus on the negative here. If we focus on the problem, we get more of the problem. So, lets […]
Is violent crime on the rise? Or is it just that media is everywhere? We get news on TV. We get it on our phones, iPads, & laptops. Its everywhere. And it’s not always good news. Actually it rarely is. I saw a few weeks back about a jogger in Memphis TN, being kidnapped and […]
Let me tell you a quick story about a students I had a few years back. Actually, it was about 12 years ago, I had a mom ask to speak with me privately. She wanted to tell me that we saved her child’s life. Now at the time, I had been teaching martial arts full […]
Martial arts is one of the best ways to bring a shy or quiet child out of their shell. Not every child was made to play baseball, soccer, basketball or any other team sport. And when you have a shy child, it can make all of those things seem really intimidating. It can really be […]
I love to teach! I love to see the changes that our wonderful martial art can make in our students. I see reminders all the time…. Maybe it’s the adult student that reminds our teenagers to answer “Yes Sir” during class. Or it’s the 6 year old that walks in the door and respectfully bows […]
Simple Tasks Teach Us A Lot! Everything we do in Martial Arts teaches us something. Even something as simple as tying our belt. Yup, thats right tying our belt. Having it tied correctly is so much more than just looking good on the mats (although that is super important). It teaches our students discipline. How […]
Check out our latest YouTube Video that talks about how our society has gotten weaker due to inactivity.
Ask any Pediatrician and they will tell you, putting your kids in marital arts is the best thing you can do for them. There are so many positive things that can come from training in the martial arts. Improved focus, better discipline, positive attitude, and many, many more… However, today we are going to talk […]
This time our blog post is going to be a vlog! Check out this amazing story about how martial arts helped this one young man overcome his nervousness and anxiety.
I love to ride my mountain bike. Especially on local trails. My boys and I have a few that we like to hit on the weekends. They range in difficulty from beginner to advanced depending on what trail you are on. One thing is for certain, there are no shortage of steep hills. Hills filled […]
What Makes A Martial Arts Teacher Happy? The success of our students. A while back I read a book by famous strength and conditioning coach Martin Rooney called “Coach To Coach”. In that book Martin gives tells us that you have become a coach when you put the success of your athletes above your own […]
Without goals we would wander around aimlessly. Goals are the roadmap of our success. They guide us and help us get from point A to point B. They help us see where we are headed. To make it easy for me to organize I set my goals up in 3 categories, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. […]
You Win Or You Learn, You Never Lose In life there are times when you will accomplish everything you set out to. Yet there are others you just cant seem to win. But there is one important lesson that we need to teach our kids, they never lose. They either win, or they learn. Using […]
The Value of Belt Testing Testing is an important part of developing our students in many ways. In recent years testing has gotten a bad rap amongst parents. Some fail to see the value and importance of it. Well I am here to give you a few reasons that the value is a […]
I paraphrased on this one. There are many different versions of this saying. I am not even sure who said this first. But I love it. Because it is so true. It’s easy to be lazy when it comes life. We can get into the habit of making things easy on ourselves, being lazy. Even […]