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The Martial Art Connection to Happiness

If you are like me, you have some good days and some bad. Many times, the bad days are out of your control. You got laid off from your job. You broke a tooth. You had a flat tire in the middle of the freeway on the way home. Even if your day was going… Read More The Martial Art Connection to Happiness

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Stop Crying and Start Defining

Let it go.  Leg go of the stress, the obstacles, the worries, and the fears. They only inhibit you from being the person you are meant to be. Once you focus on these negative feelings, it is difficult to move past them. You begin to believe that you have no potential, cannot reach your goals,… Read More Stop Crying and Start Defining

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6 Ways to Conquer Unexpected Change

What they say is so true, isn’t it? The only constant thing in our lives is change. Either we evolve, or our situations alter, and there is no turning back when the evolution begins. Unexpected change is difficult. There is always an element of stress, worry, and fear of the unknown, even if the change… Read More 6 Ways to Conquer Unexpected Change

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10 Reasons to Stop Avoiding the Truth

I believe that there is one key leadership component missing in the world today. It may be the very thing that is holding you back from success, accomplishment, or improvement. I wish I could say that everyone is doing exactly what they need to do to reach their goals and dreams, but something is lacking… Read More 10 Reasons to Stop Avoiding the Truth

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The Plight of the Martial Arts Woman

I was talking to a couple of martial art women tonight, and the first thing that entered my mind during the discussion was the plight of the martial arts woman. A “plight” is a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation. While we have made great strides in martial arts, I believe the martial art woman is… Read More The Plight of the Martial Arts Woman

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Stop Whining and Get Down to Business

It’s quite simple. Stop complaining. I know that politics suck and life is difficult and that we all feel like there is a lack of opportunity, or that we are entitled to something. When it does not go our way, it is easy to complain. Negative words fall from our tongues as freely as a waterfall… Read More Stop Whining and Get Down to Business

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How to Be More Positive in 2018

Say Goodbye to 2017 2017 probably contained a bit of good and a bit of bad. Either way, it is time to let go of what once was and look forward to a new year with positive anticipation. It is a great time for resolutions and goals, but in order to make any of that… Read More How to Be More Positive in 2018

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5 Reasons I Hate the Martial Arts

I know, the title of this blog post is a bit harsh, isn’t it? Well, read on to find out exactly what I mean. Perhaps you will agree. 1.    Last resort sport I hate the fact that a martial art is often thought of as a “last resort sport” for kids.  Parents walk into… Read More 5 Reasons I Hate the Martial Arts

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The 6 Worst Reasons To Not Try a Martial Art

If this were my perfect world, all people would be like me.  They would think the way I do and see the world through my eyes.  They would find a martial art that they like and learn it.  Yes, I think my way is perfect.  But, they are not me, and there are reasons why they will not even try a martial art.  It… Read More The 6 Worst Reasons To Not Try a Martial Art