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The Value of Perseverance

“Of course it’s hard; if it were easy then everyone would do it!”  This is a phrase I hear often at King Tiger Martial Arts.  Inevitably it is proclaimed just prior to providing the needed assistance required to help a student or staff member overcome an obstacle that is hindering their success. Sometimes it is […]

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King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake – Side Kick Training Video

A properly executed sidekick is one of the most powerful strikes in martial arts. The side kick refers to a kick that is delivered sideways in relation to the body of the person kicking. There are two areas that are commonly used as impact points in sidekicks: the heel of the foot or the outer edge […]

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The Game

Before White Belt You dream of being in the game. At White Belt You decide to be in the game. At Gold Belt You can see yourself playing the game. At Orange Belt You are introduced to the game. At Green Belt You are invited to make a commitment to the game. At Blue Belt […]

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Organization Leads To Success

“SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING IS BASED ON THE RECOGNITION THAT PEOPLE GET ORGANIZED BECAUSE THEY, TOO, HAVE A VISION.” ~ PAUL WELLSTONE When we are organized, it is a lot easier to succeed. When we know where our belongings are, know our schedule and value the importance of organization, we are on the path to success. We don’t […]

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The Ten Rules of Form

Most competitors’ performances in martial arts tournaments are less than perfect. Part of the problem springs from inconsistencies in judging. At an open tournament, you might have five judges from five different martial arts disciplines. Even in closed tournaments, you’ll find a mixture of what judges look for in a form. Martial arts Poor performance […]

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Do You Have a Winning Attitude?

When did winning become a negative thing?  When did we as a society decide that self-esteem is based on everyone winning all the time and no one can ever lose?  Life simply does not work this way.  Self esteem is built upon an individual’s successive small gains/wins and the necessary self correction provided by losing.  […]

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Channeling Power with Wisdom

Think of the power you’ve gained from Martial Arts as being a fuel, like wood or gasoline.  It’s valuable because it drives you and your goals.  The power you receive from your Martial Arts training also drives you on the path towards wisdom – to make good decisions, be committed to your self and help […]

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Axe Kick Training Video

The Axe Kick is one of the signature techniques of Taekwondo and can be spectacular when executed properly. Extremely effective when used in both offensive and defensive martial arts strategies it’s great when combined with other techniques. Follow this You-Tube link to watch Instructor E and Chris demonstrate how to properly perform this martial arts technique.  A […]

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Personal Power through Martial Arts

At the core of Martial Arts Training is the act of claiming your own personal power.  Know that authentic power is your birthright, so it’s time to become more self-actualized.  You don’t need to be arrogant or demanding, just conscious and self-directed in your personal choices. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to assume […]

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The Heart of a Champion

Why do we see some people succeed while others do not? What is that intangible thing called “The Heart of a Champion”?  More importantly what does it take to develop the Heart of a Champion? Being a champion is more than winning and losing. Being a champion is about having a winning attitude in life […]

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