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Patience is more than waiting.

How does the martial arts teach us patience? How will the martial arts help us get through our current situation?

It shouldn’t be a shock that this week’s message revolves around patience. To get back to normal, we need to be patient. Patient with each other, the situation and the process of isolation.

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Stuck at home? Here’s a fun karate lesson – Day 1

Like most of you, I’m a parent trying to find things to do and keep my kids entertained. As I thought of ways that I could help, the best way that I came up with was by offering free karate lessons on-line.

Now, I’ve never taught lessons this way, so we’ll have to see how they go, but I really hope that you enjoy them.

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COVID Challenge – Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of our COVID Challenge. Let’s kick the heck out of COVID.

I got a bunch of submissions from yesterdays challenge of completing 100 kicks. It was great seeing students AND their family members participating.

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Tomatoes ripen at different rates.

I remember a friend saying something to me once and it was genius. It answered so many questions that I had as an instructor.

When I’m looking at a student that isn’t getting the results they want, I bounce back and forth between the thoughts of “Are they working hard enough” and “Are they just not ready” and that’s what this week’s message of the week is about.

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Stop holding yourself back.

When I was a kid, my parents were CONSTANTLY telling me to live up to my potential. Parents…sound familiar?

As I got older and started doing more things, I experienced some disappointments. I would get a poor mark in school, fail to make a team and a variety of other things.

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There’s nothing wrong with being strong, smart, brave and asking for help. So why don’t we do it?

Last week I went to my karate class and after class, my instructor and I started talking about how our school was going. I told him that over the last few years, I’ve seen a real improvement in the quality of our students. They’re performing better katas, sparring better and I believe that overall, they’re much fitter. In general, I’m really happy with how the school is going. When he asked me what made the improvement, I cited a number of different sources.

That same week, I was talking with my BJJ instructor and mentioned that I was really frustrated with my training. I’ve hit a real roadblock with a partner of mine and I just can’t figure out how to get around it. I’ve trained and drilled but still haven’t made any progress. As a result of all this, I haven’t trained in a couple of weeks.

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