• 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 [...]

August 2015

Find Beauty

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Quote|Tags: , , , |

July 2015

Dont Over-Estimate Yourself

By | July 29th, 2015|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I read an article relating to this topic over a year ago and found it quite interesting. I sometimes reference it in my classes. According to this research, the average American male over-estimates their fighting ability [...]

Which Martial Art is the Best?

By | July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , |

This is a question that I cannot stand. It is an age old question that has no answer and never will be answered. It is there to keep wannabe martial artists and keyboard warriors entertained [...]

Collecting Pennies

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I tell my students that class time is for learning and practice happens at home. Many tell me that they just don’t have the time, but to me this just an excuse. A student who [...]

Think for yourself

By | July 9th, 2015|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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