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Teamwork

“As much as we admire solo achievement, the truth is that no lone individual has done anything of value…Nothing of significance was ever achieved by an individual acting alone.” – Dr. John Maxwell, author, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork While we easily see the role teamwork plays in our professional lives, or in specifically […]

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Martial Arts: More than Just Kicking and Punching

There was a time when martial arts was primarily about self-defense. The majority of people training were adults and martial arts was perceived as mysterious and combative. The people who trained in martial arts were viewed as “tough guys.” Schools were smelly, dirty and small … the way many martial artists liked it. Those days […]

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Are You Disciplined Enough To Be A Timex?

Some people compare martial artists to Timex watches; “takes a licking and keeps on ticking!” But what causes these athletes to commit to showing up, working hard and then leaving tired, sweaty and maybe sore? Discipline! Of course, the real discipline is showing up for the next class. However, after three weeks the body craves […]

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Breaking Boards Is Cool!

Believe it or not, some people, especially kids, take martial arts so they can break boards. Breaking boards is always a crowd pleaser during martial arts tournaments and exhibitions, and it even fascinates those not interested in martial arts. Remember the boys in elementary school who would break pencils with a “karate chop” to show […]

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Enthusiasm, the Key to Success

What differentiates the top martial artists from the rest? Take a closer look the next time you watch them in action. It’s evident that they are passionate about what they do. It is their enthusiasm that keeps them pressing on towards their goal when others quit because they’re tired and weary. They are heroes to […]

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How Martial Arts Builds Confidence

One of the most valuable benefits of training in the martial arts is the sense of self-confidence you gain! You may be wondering how does this type of training increase a person’s level of self-confidence in a way NO OTHER activity can. Martial arts Well, it’s really quite simple. Martial arts Confidence is a SKILL, […]

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Defining Success

“Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,  progress stops.” – Thomas J. Watson, Sr., founder, IBM Success means different things to different people. For some, it means having great wealth. For others, it’s fame. Some consider power the ultimate measure of success. Still, others define it as contributing something meaningful […]

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Stay Enthusiastic!

Sometimes it’s difficult to stay enthusiastic and keep moving towards your goals. We want to support you as you challenge all obstacles and move enthusiastically forward.  Take a look at the questions below and see how many you get right. These people had to have had a lot of enthusiasm and perseverance to keep on […]

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Too Tired to Exercise?

Are you making excuses to avoid exercise and say you feel too tired to work out any more? You know it is good for you and you always feel better after, but the “do it anyway” motto isn’t cutting it any more. If it isn’t due to a physical illness or low iron level, then […]

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Three Self-Defense Basics Every Child (and Parent) Should Know

When it comes to self-defense, the best weapon is your … head. Yes, the head is the best weapon for personal protection because that’s where we store all of the rules and knowledge we use to avoid putting ourselves in harm’s way. For a child to be able to remember the basic safety rules that […]

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