How can forgiveness help martial artists? Heres how.

I believe that forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive. – Yolanda Hadid … You’ve been wronged. Hurt. Offended. Had someone turn their back on you. It happens to all of us. We sometimes carry this…

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Why martial artists have bigger families

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Richard Bach  … Think of the person in your life that you rarely see…but once you do, it’s like you’ve never been apart.  How many of those people do you have in your…

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How does karate help adults?

“Can adults do karate?  Is it good for them?” This is one of the craziest questions I get asked nearly every week so I thought that I’d make a video about it.

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How martial artists deal with mistakes and how they apply that to their lives.

Mistakes are the portal to discovery – James Joyce  Ever make a mistake before?  Of course.    Learn anything from it?  Maybe.    Waste the opportunity?  Yup.  …  Sparring one time, I watched my partner start to retreat and taking full advantage of the situation, I advanced on him.  The moment I started to move forward, he hit…

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Learning perseverance through training in the martial arts.

Everything is a learning process: any time you fall over, it’s just teaching you to stand up the next time. – Joel Edgerton  Do you remember why you started training?  To get in better shape, earn a Black Belt, learn to defend yourself or a number of other reasons.  Whatever the reason, your reason was…

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T-Shirt Design – 2019

Got a great idea for this year’s AFMA t-shirt?  We want to see it!  Just this blank t-shirt template, draw your design and submit it at the Pro Shop.

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Stop chasing happiness and try this.

The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind. – Bobby Davro   Remember that time you accepted the new job, finally got that raise, took a vacation, hit your ideal body weight and still, you weren’t happy?  The knotted balls of stress and discontent in your stomach that made you want to stay in bed forever, still lingered.      You…

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Ontario Provincial Martial Arts Championships Registration Form

Tournament Team Members, If you’re planning on attending the Ontario Provincial Martial Arts Championships, please download the registration form below. OPMA 2019 New PDF Thank you, Dan

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Want to relieve some stress in your life?

What we are really matters more than what people think of us. – Jawaharlal Nehru  Remember that time you met that person and they thought you were a snob?  A jerk for not even giving them the time of day.  Probably not.  Remember that time you met someone and thought the same?  Maybe.  Every day, we’re interacting with people, but the experience that…

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How does Karate build confidence?

One of the greatest things about the martial arts, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and all the others is that it helps people (kids and adults) build confidence.  I get asked a lot about how it does that and so I started looking around, reading articles and here’s a good summary of what…

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