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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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BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND

Begin with the end in mind means knowing what your goal or desired outcome is in advance.  Knowing this helps remind you of where you are and what steps you should take next.  I’m sure you know people that are always busy.  They frantically run around all day, but at the end of the day, get very little accomplished.  Beginning…

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IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME
IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

Martial arts students with a champion mindset know the value of setting goals and taking massive action.  They realize that in order to reach their true potential they must take the initiative to make things happen. We all know people that make excuses for not achieving their goals or getting the job done.  They blame other people or circumstances for…

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GRIND- GET READY…IT’S A NEW DAY!
GRIND- GET READY…IT’S A NEW DAY!

There really is no secret to success.  It’s quite simple when you think about it.  Show up.  Work hard.  Measure your progress.  Adjust as necessary.  Repeat. When you look at it on paper, it looks simple.  But is it?  Not really! Have you ever heard anyone refer to their life as the “DAILY GRIND?”.  They go on to explain how…

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True Victory Is Over The Self
True Victory Is Over The Self

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