• Integrity in Martial Arts

    Integrity in Martial Arts

    When looking at traditional martial arts there are many benefits that can be derived from them, both physically and mentally. The Do, or Way is […]

  • Taekwon-Do for Adults

    Taekwon-Do for Adults

    A topic came up the other night that is fitting for some of my thoughts in this article. In this day and age, martial arts […]

July 2015

Think for yourself

By |July 9th, 2015|

In martial arts, there seems to be a trend of spoon feeding students. Yes, they must be instructed and corrected, but it can get to the point of ridiculousness. If they aren’t being told exactly […]

Follow the Instruction

By |July 1st, 2015|

Often, during class, I find that students will do something in an exercise that barely resembles what I have just explained and asked them to do. By deviating from the instruction they end up working […]

June 2015


By |June 8th, 2015|

One of the things that helps build a strong foundation in martial arts training is repetition of movement.

The importance of repetition of technique was emphasized at the seminar I recently attended with GM Choi Jung Hwa. Repetition is something […]

April 2015

Learn the lesson

By |April 15th, 2015|

This past weekend I had the great opportunity and privilege of training under the instruction of Grand Master Choi Jung Hwa, son of the founder of Taekwon-Do (Gen. Choi Hong Hi) and President of the […]

Taekwon-Do Celebration

By |April 15th, 2015|

11 April 2015 marked an important date for Taekwon-Do. The martial art that is practiced by so many around the world celebrated its 60th birthday. I was fortunate enough to attend the 60th Birthday celebration […]

February 2015

Kids Behaving Badly

By |February 17th, 2015|

Over the years of instructing, I have heard it hundreds of times – “My child was misbehaving so I didn’t allow him/her to come to class”. Strangely, after not hearing it for a while I […]