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Eye to Eye With Hurricane Irma

I heard about Hurricane Irma many days ago. Every time I hear of such an event my first thought is, “I hope it does not come here.” Being a person who believes in positivity, I take it a step further and wish good thoughts that it would absolutely blow away. This time, my powerful good… Read More Eye to Eye With Hurricane Irma

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Bravery is the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Do you consider yourself brave? Neither did I. Not until I started to assess the world around me and decide that I was going to step up to the challenge of making it a better place. Where would I start? How would I do it? These are the questions you can ask yourself, as well.… Read More Bravery is the Light at the End of the Tunnel

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4 Ways Women in Martial Arts Earn Respect from the Opposite Sex

Women are awesome martial artists, there is no doubt. They have come a long way from the days when they were not allowed to practice martial arts at all! There are still some growing pains, but those nuances are being eliminated by younger generations of girls and women who are moving through the ranks, and… Read More 4 Ways Women in Martial Arts Earn Respect from the Opposite Sex

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Make It Happen

Many people think that they can never reach their dreams. I have never understood why. What is so impossible about defining who you want to be or where you want to go? From where does your disbelief in yourself come? All of the possibilities in your life, and your potential, are limitless. This explains why… Read More Make It Happen

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5 Ways Martial Arts Can Change the World

If you think your contribution to martial arts does not matter, think again. You are keeping our world moving in the right direction. 1.Leadership Children who learn martial arts will be children who have leadership core values. When you practice martial art skills, even as a child, you face your weaknesses and your fears and… Read More 5 Ways Martial Arts Can Change the World

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Find Freedom In Who You Are

I finally realized after I turned 50 years old a few years, who I really am. It was a combination of the writer that I have been since ten years of age, and the martial arts I began to learn when I was 26. So many years of my life seemed to pass until I… Read More Find Freedom In Who You Are

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Life Upside Down

Have you ever opened your eyes to a new day and thought, “Life feels upside down?” Maybe someone said something to shake you up, hurt your feelings, or even hated you for whatever reason? Perhaps someone you trusted even disclosed your personal conversation to others. There are some days that will not turn out the… Read More Life Upside Down

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The Martial Art Sisterhood

There is an unspoken layer of family in martial arts. It is quiet, privileged, and appears more readily in moments of crisis, but can reveal itself in everyday martial art matters, too. Women martial artists of all walks, rank, background and nationalities share it. “Thank you, sister,” one of them says. “Great photos, sister,” another… Read More The Martial Art Sisterhood