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Two Essential Qualities Of A Successful Competitor

Every successful competitor must have both the desire to win and the motivation to continuously improve. Vince Lombardi said, “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to is.” But what does a “wanting to win” attitude even mean? Well, having the desire to win is an essential quality for any competitor. When you walk into “battle,” you […]

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Winners Build On Mistakes

“Winners build on Mistakes. Losers dwell on them.” ~ Arnold Mori What happens when you are doing your best and you make a mistake? It happens to us all. Do you fall apart and want to quit, or do you try your hardest to do better the next time? Sometimes we may be trying our best and still don’t […]

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Who Are You In Competition With?

“I’m not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance.” ~ Celine Dion How do you feel about competition? Our greatest competition is not usually with others, but with ourselves as we constantly work to increase our performance and achieve our best. Developing a healthy habit of competing with […]

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Taking Healthy Competition To A New Level

Competition doesn’t always mean trying to beat another person in a game. Competition is much bigger. You can compete against yourself. How many front kicks can you do in 60 seconds? If you practiced, would you be able to increase that number? Of course you would! Competing against yourself challenges you to work harder to […]

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3 Ways To Stay Motivated In Martial Arts

“Excellence is the gradual result of striving to do better.” ~Pat Riley Staying motivated can be tough no matter what you are aiming to accomplish. In martial arts, keeping your motivation is an important part of mastering your skills in the sport both physically and mentally. You have to commit to regular practices and give yourself plenty […]

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What Makes Us Do The Things We Do?

” If you can dream it, you can do it.” ~ Walt Disney Why do we do the things we do? What is it that makes us act the way we do? Motivation! Motivation can come from inside or outside of an individual. There are two types of motivation known as extrinsic motivation and intrinsic […]

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Taking Responsibility – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

George Washington Carver, American botanist and scientist, stated,  “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” Have you ever noticed that successful people share a lot of common traits? They are confident. They are skilled leaders. But they also take responsibility for their actions—without making excuses. Everyone make mistakes. Making […]

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Three Questions To Ask Yourself About Motivation

What is motivation? Motivation is an inner drive that inspires people to take actions. Motivation is something that keeps us working hard and helps us to complete our tasks and reach our goals. Motivation describes why people do things when they are trying to accomplish tasks and goals in their life. For example, you may […]

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Who Should Take Martial Arts? – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

The martial arts have so much to offer people in all age groups.  What many people don’t know is that back in the 60s and 70s, martial arts was primarily an adult activity.  Then, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Karate Kid movies arrived, and we saw a shift in the age of martial arts […]

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Black Belt Perseverance – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Perseverance may be the most important quality of all Black Belts. Perseverance is the commitment, hard work and patience you need to accomplish your goals. Black Belts with perseverance are able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint. You are expected  to be perseverant throughout your regular training that is required to earn a Black […]

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