When you want to build courage and strength, try this.

 Last week I was speaking to a student at the school and we started talking about experiences and how they build courage.  I was telling him that I was thinking about doing something totally new and that it really scared me.  It was something that was really outside of my comfort zone. As I’ve…

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When you need to achieve something big, you need this…

When I first started my training, I remember having a few training partners that were really great partners and influenced my development as a martial artist by pushing me to improve. In BJJ, I’ve been working on a glitch that I have in my game and so this week, two of my friends just helped…

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Sometimes the only thing you can control is your perspective.

Years ago I heard a story about two brothers that grew up in an abusive home and over time, their lives went in totally opposite directions. One brother became, in most measures, successful and the other brother went on to struggle throughout life.  When the two brothers were interviewed, they were asked about how their…

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Make some change or change your attitude.

Part of our Black Belt testing is that you have to make a presentation.  The presentation is all about your experience going from White to Black Belt.  In it, students talk about what they liked and disliked, their favourite memories and more.  I find the presentation really helpful because it’s a great source of feedback…

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Who do you need to achieve great things? You need these people.

Every successful person knows that their achievement depends on a community of persons working together. – Paul Ryan One of the things that I don’t think that gets enough credit when we achieve something big, is the team that’s involved. When I first opened my school, I relied on a lot of people. Friends and…

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Power Weekend and BBS Info.

Hello Power Weekend participants! The big weekend is just around the corner and I’m really excited about it.  Just click the link below and it will provide you with more info, dates and times that you’re going to need to be aware of. Power Weekend materials 2019

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Want to know what you’re truly capable of?

This upcoming weekend is a big weekend for some of our Red and Black Belts as they test for their next rank. It’s a three day test that’s incredibly challenging that’s meant to test their physical limits and their martial arts skills, but also to force them beyond what they believe their capable of and…

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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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