• Instructor / Student Relationship

    Instructor / Student Relationship

    In a traditional martial art, the student/instructor relationship is a special one. It is formed over time and at the heart of it, I believe, [...]

  • Be Positive

    Be Positive

    Positive thinking, quite simply, is belief in oneself. Just like physical skill development in martial arts, positivity takes training and practice. It is a purposely [...]

May 2016

Taekwon-Do is for?

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Room for thought|

This article will hold true for many martial arts, but I see it on a daily basis in Taekwon-Do circles. I often find myself asking, “Who is Taekwon-Do for?” In this case, I am referring [...]

April 2016

Invest in Yourself

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Quote, Room for thought|Tags: , , , |

Taking up martial arts is about investing in yourself. Enrolling your kids in martial arts is about investing in them. Either way, I really think that it is one of the most important investments a [...]

February 2016

Could’ve, Would’ve, Should’ve

By | February 24th, 2016|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , |

I could have been a black belt, I would have been the same level as you, I should have what you have… crap, crap and crap. This is a story that I have heard a [...]


By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

This has been a very busy year for me so far even though it is only February. I have so many plans for so many things and am adamant that I will achieve every one [...]

January 2016

Eat, Sleep, Exercise

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

All of us have bad days where everything seems to be a chore. We lack enthusiasm and motivation. There just seems to be no end and no point to what we are doing. The negative [...]

September 2015

Thug Life

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Room for thought|

A few weeks ago, standing at a urinal of all places, a poster caught my eye. It was for a local martial arts/boxing/mma/whatever gym. The poster was encouraging people to come and train with the [...]

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