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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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Father’s Day Offer!

Father’s Day is fast approaching and what better activity to do with your children than martial arts! Think about it — not only will you have a chance to participate with your children in an activity they enjoy, but chances are you’ll love it too. Think of all the benefits martial arts training offers adults. First, […]

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Be a RESPECTED World Class Winner

I recently sent an e-mail to a well-known martial artist about a project we are doing together.  I like working with him, not because he is so well known in martial arts, but because he is usually prepared, courteous, prompt and respectful, and he’s not afraid to say he doesn’t know something.  I remember being […]

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Grow Up and Act Like a Kid

Have you been watching the kids have fun in their martial arts class and wish you could join?  It may sound scary, especially when you see a group of 14-year-old brown belts, but the nice thing about martial arts is you are never too old to begin.  Physical activity and an active lifestyle can make […]

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Do You Have A Positive Attitude?

The word attitude means a state of mind, behavior or conduct. You control your attitudes. You may not be able to control the weather, but you can control how you think or behave. Your attitude has a direct effect on the outcome of your life. Whether it’s a positive or negative effect is your responsibility. […]

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