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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

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Change Your Life in One Day

Many people think that nothing great can happen in one day. I like to think that many great things can happen in one single day. Nothing occurs, of course, without effort, positivity, and a plan. With these three things, you can create your new forward-thinking, thought-provoking, success-seeking life in only one day. Being Positive is… Read More Change Your Life in One Day

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5 Ways to Infuse Spirituality into your Martial Art

Many non-martial artists think that all martial artists infuse spirituality in to their martial art. Look at the very popular Kung Fu television series! There was more martial art spirituality in that show than you can measure with a mile-long measuring tape. The main character was a Shaolin monk who traveled through the American Old West armed… Read More 5 Ways to Infuse Spirituality into your Martial Art

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Break the Mold

I received a message not long ago from someone who was responding to a post I had written. He made the comment that “many people make life too difficult,” and that they are “not capable of personal or professional commitment.” He added, “they are always looking for problems and make them so large that they… Read More Break the Mold

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Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Positive

Let’s break it down, friends. We have to remember one very important lesson about people and positivity. It took me a while to figure it out, but  not everyone wants to be positive. Some are content with little desire to be happy. Some have no idea what positivity even is. Many have been raised to… Read More Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Positive

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Game Changers

I was in class the other day and a young child said, “Sensei, are we going to play a game today?” Little did he realize that the games that we play are actually a very good way to practice martial art skills and techniques. These fun drills keep kids excited and engaged. The younger children… Read More Game Changers

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You Are Too Smart to Not Set Goals

I do not know why, but when I sit down to write out my goals, all I end up doing is staring at a blank computer screen or a blank sheet of paper. While my mind usually feels full of ideas and experiences that I want to pursue, when it comes time to actually memorialize… Read More You Are Too Smart to Not Set Goals

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3 Simple Truths about Martial Arts

                          There are many different styles and many different reasons why people practice martial arts. If we were all the same, it would be boring and monotonous. Having the opportunity to meet others who engage in different styles, and participate in seminars or… Read More 3 Simple Truths about Martial Arts

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Why I Wanted to Meet Don “The Dragon” Wilson and James Wilson

This weekend, I had the chance to attend the Suncscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. I had an amazing time, but the interesting part about it is that it just fell into place.  That’s how life works when you are open to opportunity and you engage positivity. Things happen that you least expect. It… Read More Why I Wanted to Meet Don “The Dragon” Wilson and James Wilson