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

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

Encouragement, Karate, Motivational, Philosophy, Reader

3 Reasons Why I Teach a Martial Art

    There are many reasons why I teach a martial art, but here are my top three!  If you are a martial artist, there’s no better way to learn yourself than to slow down and explain what you know to someone else.  If you are not involved in the martial arts, this shows why I… Read More 3 Reasons Why I Teach a Martial Art

Encouragement, Karate, Self Defense

3 Great Reasons to Try a Martial Art

There are many reasons to take a martial art.  Here are three of my favorites:  Self Protection- Women, we’re physically smaller and less strong than men, overall.  That puts us at an immediate disadvantage if we want to protect ourselves.  Is it likely some thug is going to jump out from a dark street corner… Read More 3 Great Reasons to Try a Martial Art

Encouragement, Karate, Motivational

Passing the Martial Art Life Test

On exam night, two different students walked up to me and said, “Am I going to pass this test? How do you know I’m ready?” One was older than me and one was a child, and yet they both had the very same question.  Something inside made them wonder if they really knew everything and if they could… Read More Passing the Martial Art Life Test

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

The 75 Item Rule

http://traffic.libsyn.com/themartialartswoman/04_The_75_Item_Rule.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:14 — 15.4MB) | Embed THE RULE  In 1999, a top business executive in corporate America made a decision. It was not a decision that he needed for the advancement of his professional career, or one that promoted, demoted, hired, or fired someone.  It didn’t have to do with the… Read More The 75 Item Rule