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Monthly Archives: July 2017 -

THE ELEPHANT ROPE

THE ELEPHANT ROPE

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer…

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TIMING IS EVERYTHING

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

As Miyomoto Musashi wrote … ‘there is timing in everything’.  Most often, there is stuff we NEED to do before getting to the stuff we really WANT to do. In other words, there is timing and process to almost everything. The need for immediate gratification is one of the most toxic forces at work in today’s society. In fact, a…

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THE BUSINESS MAN AND THE BEGGAR

THE BUSINESS MAN AND THE BEGGAR

One day, there was a New York businessman who was running late for work.  As he rushed to catch the train, he noticed a homeless man selling pencils at a table.  In his frenzy, he dropped a dollar into the cup and hurriedly stepped aboard the subway train.   On the second thought, he stepped back off the train, walked…

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MODESTY WEEK 2

MODESTY WEEK 2

This month our student “mat chats” are focused on modesty. Here is a story we are going to be sharing with them.  We hope you enjoy it as well! There once was a martial arts master who had a student that was very difficult to teach.  The student just seemed to know it all!  No matter what the master taught,…

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MODESTY

MODESTY

This month our student “mat chats” focus on the principles of black belt. First up is MODESTY. One of the best ways to develop modesty is to remember that you never get anywhere or achieve anything by yourself.  The skill and the confidence that you develop as a martial artist is the result of not only your hard work, but…

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