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MARTIAL ARTS BEGINS AND ENDS WITH RESPECT

MARTIAL ARTS BEGINS AND ENDS WITH RESPECT

Empty Your Cup There once was a great teacher who had many students. One student in particular who was very talented, however also very impatient. Whenever the teacher would say something to the students in class, the student would start trying to execute the technique before the teacher could even finish his instruction. When the student was offered correction, he…

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S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Achieving the rank of black belt is no easy task! In order to achieve your goal you need to be S.M.A.R.T! Here is a formula to help you set yourself up for success. Specific- Know exactly what you want to accomplish Measurable- Set check points along the way to ensure that you are making progress Achievable- A goal should be…

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CREATING S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Achieving the rank of black belt is no easy task! In order to achieve your goal you need to be S.M.A.R.T! Here is a formula to help you set yourself up for success. Specific- Know exactly what you want to accomplish Measurable- Set check points along the way to ensure that you are making progress Achievable- A goal should be challenging but not…

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DON’T JUST GO THROUGH IT. GROW THROUGH IT!

DON’T JUST GO THROUGH IT. GROW THROUGH IT!

We all experience pain, discomfort, disappointment, and frustrations. That difficulty is an opportunity to get stronger, to develop character, to gain a new perspective. Anybody can fall apart; anybody can get bitter—that’s easy. But what that’s doing is wasting your pain. That pain is not there to stop you; it’s there to develop you, to prepare you, to increase you.…

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NEVER GIVE UP!

NEVER GIVE UP!

Hard work, practice, and extra effort are the keys to success in everything you do.  When you do just enough to get by, problems are inevitable and you never feel good about yourself. Black Belt Champions set goals and never give up.  They give 100% of their effort and energy to accomplishing the task.  That doesn’t mean that you don’t…

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POTATO, EGG OR COFFEE BEAN?

POTATO, EGG OR COFFEE BEAN?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled…

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INDOMITABLE SPIRIT

INDOMITABLE SPIRIT

When you Google Indomitable Spirit, here is what comes up…. “People described as having an indomitable spirit don’t need pep talks or protein shakes; their strength comes from within. The adjective indomitable starts with the Latin prefix in, which means “not.” The second part of the word is also from the Latin word domitare, meaning ‘to tame’.” Russell Redenbaugh was building a model rocket in his garage when…

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ANGER IS YOUR ENEMY

ANGER IS YOUR ENEMY

John McEnroe is known as one of the best tennis players in history. He won 77 singles titles, 78 doubles titles, and 7 major titles (4 US Open and 3 Wimbledon). He was not only known as an incredible tennis player. He was infamous for his temper tantrums on the court that often landed him in trouble with umpires and…

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