Decreasing Stress, Encouragement, Karate, Philosophy, Reader

6 Awful 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 won’t even try a martial art.  It looks… Read More 6 Awful Reasons To Not Try a Martial Art

Decreasing Stress, Encouragement, Motivational, Philosophy, Reader

4 Ways To Find Greatness In Your Life

“Greatness” is a big word, has a big meaning, and makes a big difference in your life.  Yes, you can be great, and here is how… The Great Little Picture What’s your big picture?  What consumes the bulk of your day or gobbles up your time? Going to work. Raising a family. Organizing bills. Fixing… Read More 4 Ways To Find Greatness In Your Life

Encouragement, Karate, Learn to Appreciate

Ignite Your Martial Art Flame

What ignites your imagination?  What fire burns deep within your heart?  What is your passion, your mission, your vision?  Whatever the answers are, don’t let them wane.  Don’t douse them with complacency.  Find a way to take hold of them, control them, and keep them burning.  These are good flames.  They are the heated truths and… Read More Ignite Your Martial Art Flame

Encouragement, Karate, Learn to Appreciate

Being Stopped by 2 Cop Cars Taught Me a Lesson

Being stopped by 2 cop cars taught me a lesson, but it’s not what you think. It had been a very long day!  I got up at 5:15 a.m. to get ready for work, made the hour drive, and got there just at 7:00 a.m.  I put in a full work day, then headed the hour drive… Read More Being Stopped by 2 Cop Cars Taught Me a Lesson

Decreasing Stress, Encouragement, Karate, Learn to Appreciate, Philosophy, Reader

4 Ways to Improve Your Martial Art Mindset

You have seen martial artists performing fancy forms, jacked-up kicks, wild flips, beautiful techniques, or simple strong movements that highlight the intricacies of the art. Although you appreciate these very physical activities, you also know that they require a level of proficiency that takes years of work and practice. What if I told you that… Read More 4 Ways to Improve Your Martial Art Mindset

Karate, Learn to Appreciate, Philosophy, Reader

Finding the JONCIEN

Like me, you are probably always searching for something. A plan to follow A dream to explore A hope to fulfill An inspiration A motivation A better life An answer to a question There is always something lacking and we spend huge amounts of time trying to find exactly what will solve the problem, bring us… Read More Finding the JONCIEN

Encouragement, Karate

Martial Arts are The Fountain of Youth

I knew this one would catch your attention! Maybe I should clarify.  Martial Arts is my fountain of youth.  At least, that’s how I see it. Who doesn’t want to look or feel younger?  If you’re twenty years old, you may not care, but you should. Twenties turn to thirties and thirties to forties, and forties into….ugh!… Read More Martial Arts are The Fountain of Youth