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The concept of healthy competition

The concept of healthy competition

The concept of healthy competition When most people think about competition, they think about winning. And winning means that somebody else has to lose, right? WRONG! One of the benefits of the martial arts is how it helps students see that competition doesn’t always have to be […]

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Who is your real opponent?

Who is your real opponent?

Who is your real opponent? Most people assume that the martial arts are about fighting, and they are absolutely right! But who are we really fighting against? Of course we learn to defend ourselves and we fight against others in competition, but our real opponent is ourselves. […]

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One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk

One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk

One must make the warrior walk his everyday walk You can’t be interested in the martial arts for very long without hearing the name, Miyamoto Musashi. He was an expert swordsman and is believed to have fought over 60 duels without ever losing. But when Musashi made […]

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The 10 Universal Laws of the Warrior Code by Dawn Callan

The 10 Universal Laws of the Warrior Code by Dawn Callan

The 10 Universal Laws of the Warrior Code by Dawn Callan 1. Pay Attention. Stay in the present. It’s the only place anything real is happening. 2. Take Responsibility. This is your life, take it back. Either you get to own it or you get to blame […]

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What does the black belt really mean?

What does the black belt really mean?

What does the black belt really mean? This past weekend was the pre-test for our Summer 2015 Black Belt testing to be held on Saturday June 27th. We have over 30 students testing for their first Black Belt or for higher levels of Black Belt. And as […]

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What’s your pre-class ritual?

What’s your pre-class ritual?

What’s your pre-class ritual? When does your martial arts class begin? Does it begin when the instructor calls for the class to line up? Does it begin when you step onto the mats? Does it begin when you arrive at the school? Like so many other things […]

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