BEAT CHRONIC STRESS

Martial Arts is a lot like life in general. To succeed, you need to manage your surroundings as well as wear really cool outfits. You need a calm mind and the physical and mental skills to deal with the stress around you. “People confuse problems with stress,” says Philip Holder, chief instructor and Grand Master…

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Achieving Goals

We all have dreams of a better life. We follow our dreams as we follow the path that perhaps we didn’t choose to be on! What would life be without them? Dreams are goals that we set and proceed to achieve, some happen more quickly than others. The goals that aren’t as easily obtained can…

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MAKING CHAMPIONS OF YOUR CHILDREN

First, work to build your children’s self-esteem. From the day they are born, affirm them a great deal. Believe in them and give them lots of positive feed back. Always express confidence in them and their potential. Try not to compare with other children or with other people. The way people feel about themselves inside…

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BREATHING EXERCISE

Once you have learned to control your breathing you need an exercise that can use at the moment you face a threat. In the martial arts we call this, “Setting our tandem.” It is a simple exercise. Let’s assume you are on the street and you begin to experience the symptoms that let you know…

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Parent Tips on Bullying

One of the biggest concerns from parents is bullying. Some 160,000 kids skip school everyday because they fear of being attacked or ridiculed by bullies. The good news is that these disturbing statistics can be limited with the proper education. As an educator that has worked with hundreds of children on anti-bullying strategies, I have…

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All About Promise Keeping

Promise keeping means making worthwhile promises that you are able to keep, and then actually following through on those promises. We frequently find ourselves making promises, but for various reasons we cannot or do not keep those promises. To be a great person you must fully understand the importance of promise keeping and must realize…

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All About Promise Keeping

Promise keeping means making worthwhile promises that you are able to keep, and then actually following through on those promises. We frequently find ourselves making promises, but for various reasons we cannot or do not keep those promises. To be a great person you must fully understand the importance of promise keeping and must realize…

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Healthy Self-Defense

An important way of showing self-respect is by taking care of your health. This means caring for your body and your mind. Having a healthy body helps you have a healthy mind, and vice versa. Caring for your body can include exercising, eating nutritious foods, and avoiding activities that are known to be unhealthy. Our…

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The Power of Optimism

Optimism means seeing the good or hopeful aspects about a situation. It is the power of the mind to think positively, especially when conditions are difficult. An optimist is a person who looks for good in things and is certain that good things will happen. Being optimistic is a powerful way to help you accomplish…

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Giving Your Best Effort

Compassion means caring about the needs of others. Just feeling sorry for someone else is only part of compassion. Having compassion means that you are also willing to help others by taking action. True Martial Artists are compassionate and will put others’ needs before their own interests. Are you a compassionate person? Let’s review the…

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