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Be Patient and Commit to Your Black Belt

The key to long-term success is to have a long-term perspective. This is especially true in the martial arts. Those that accept this goal, and have the patience, are more likely to commit themselves to earn their Black Belts. Those that are looking for a quick fix, often become impatient and quit. Almost every positive […]

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Dealing with Criticism – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.” ~Unknown It can be beneficial to ignore criticism occasionally, especially if it becomes a barrier to your goals. But criticism is not always wrong. Sometimes in our […]

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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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Becoming a Trustworthy Person – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Trust is the basis of all good relationships and the cornerstone of good character. Trustworthy people keep their promises. They are honest, reliable, principled and never inappropriately betray a confidence. Trust is a Black Belt characteristic. To feel like a Black Belt, you must act like a Black Belt, and that means becoming a trustworthy […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Arm Triangle – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

The arm triangle choke is a blood choke submission that basically leaves your opponent strangled between their own shoulder and your arm.  It’s similar to that of the traditional triangle choke which is performed by the legs.  If done effectively the choke will take just moments to take effect because of its ability to cut […]

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How to Create an Empowering Vision Board – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them! Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the […]

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Staying on Track During the Holidays – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

  With the holidays in full swing, one question people often ask themselves is, “How am I going to stay focused on health and fitness through the holiday season?” It’s understandable that the extra temptation to cheat on your diet, the time spent doing fun family activities, shopping, and even just the stress of the […]

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I Couldn’t Help Myself! – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“I have no idea how that food got on my plate and in my stomach!” Have you ever uttered those guilty words? Holiday feasts are a wonderful time to relax and catch up with family and friends, but it’s usually over a table laden with scrumptious, wonderful goodies. Exercise moderation, but if you accidentally eat […]

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Ignorance Isn’t Bliss – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Remember when you were younger and didn’t have to worry about what you ate or how much you exercised? For many of us, those days are over. Here are a few holiday cheat sheets to help you balance fitness with holiday eating. What Can I Do with Holiday Leftovers? Sandwiches are a great lunch to […]

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Be Courteous – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

This month’s focus is on courtesy. One of the great attributes we develop as a martial artist is courtesy. One important way we show courtesy in martial arts is with our bow. We can bow on and off the mat to display courtesy to our school and instructors, and even bowing to our fellow martial […]

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