I see black belt martial artist quit all the time. They reach their black belt status and once they achieve, they are finished with the art. They’ve reach the top of their class, they have graduated, and they have reach the ultimate goal of being a martial artist.
I’m not saying that getting a black belt is bad; I am saying that I’ve noticed that most black belt achievers lose Read More
For years, I have been trying to understand this "success" concept. I often thought that the person who achieved most, experienced most, and made most was a successful person. It wasn't until I took a John Maxwell seminar when my definition of success changed. John Maxwell said that success is journey, not a destination. He then gave the example of graduation ceremony as an example of Read More
Many of you know that we all operate differently. Even in groups where the personality styles are the same, if you closely you can identify different elements within those personality styles. The difference is what I'm learning from Coach Christian TJ Simpson, one of the staff members of the John Maxwell Team, is the person's unique, God-given value system.
This "value-system" is what I'm Read More
One of the quickest way to grow as a person and be successful is to surround yourself with people who want to grow and want to be successful. Leadership Coach John Maxwell and Career and Business Coach Dan Miller says that mastermind groups are one of the reasons they have been as successful as they are. In their mastermind group they can share ideas, help others, and explore constructive Read More
AHHHH!!! The holidays are coming and beware! Business and companies are doing their best to get you to go out and shop for gifts for friends and family…and yourself. In the hustle and bustle of getting the right ingredients for the holiday dinner, keeping communication with family coming from far away, and church activities that are going on, we have to remember that the next year is Read More
Smart self defense experts position themselves in a restaurant, and everywhere they go, so that they are able to see their surroundings and know all their exit routes. They place themselves in a position where their backs are pointed towards the wall, preferably a corner wall. This allows them to be aware and to quickly utilize their self defense skills or even escape if that becomes Read More
I have been blessed to receive great training from awesome teachers and to attend seminars led by world-renowned martial artists. My instructor, Jeff Brown from the Brown Institute of Martial Arts, has opened the doors for me to explore and expand my study of the martial arts. His encouragement has given me the opportunity to witness the training styles of Guro Dan Inosanto, Read More
Training your body and mind to defend itself is a wonderful thing. You get a work out, your mind is challenged, and you have fun. The most significant part about training in a martial arts system is that you grow as a person. Personal development is a key benefit when you’re training. The instructors come along and looks at your technique gives you praise, corrects a portion of your Read More
I recently watched a documentary on television called “How Bruce Lee Changed the World.” In addition to his legacy of promoting martial arts through movies, Bruce Lee was also well known for being a philosopher. He received a degree on philosophy through the University of Washington, and often joked that his degree allowed him to ponder why he got his degree. What was great about this man was Read More
It’s true that our economy has been in a downturn and as a result companies are laying off workers to save on costs. So what happens to the workers? Do they just want to stay home and take their unemployment checks?
Personally, I think that there are people who truly want to find a job and find work that is meaningful. It seems like the jobs aren’t there like they used to be. So, Read More