On Perseverance

At our recent Gala supporting our nonprofit mission to make sure martial arts are available to all youth, one of our students took center stage: See the video here: https://videos.files.wordpress.com/aAaO1MpN/68745782_2880013532015540_1957387744847372770_n_hd.mp4 Thank you to everyone for your support!

1000 Kicks!

At a program on Thursday, I challenged the class (and myself) to do 1000 kicks. We talked about having strong fundamentals for tournament. We talked about Bruce Lee’s quote “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” We did some math (how many kicksContinue reading “1000 Kicks!”

Community Service and Breaking Boards!

As martial artists we are always looking for ways to give back to our training academy and to our community. As a nonprofit program we rely on help from others and have an appreciation for how much work it takes to bring people together, even for the greater good. All this month we’ve been focusingContinue reading “Community Service and Breaking Boards!”

Learning Leadership

Being a leader takes practice, confidence, self control, respect for others, empathy, integrity, perseverance and indomitable spirit. In all our classes, students are given the opportunity to practice leadership skills. Higher ranks assist with lower ranks.  Older students can help with younger students. They take turns running stretches and different warm up drills. We practiceContinue reading “Learning Leadership”