Vehicle Safety Tips

Crime statistics show that one vehicle is stolen every 20 seconds in the North America. Stolen cars, vans, trucks, and motorcycles cost victims time and money – and increase everyone’s insurance premiums. They’re also often used to commit other crimes. Basic Prevention Never leave your keys in the car or ignition. Always lock your car,…

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If You Where Attacked (part three)

Riding The Bus or Streetcar During off hours, ride as near the operator as possible. If you are going to be out late, make sure you have cab fare. If someone on the bus bothers you, change seats and tell the operator. Have your fare or pass ready in hand when boarding the bus. At…

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If You Are Attacked – Part two

 Part two If the attacker threatens you with a deadly weapon, and you come out of it alive, you took the proper course of action. During an armed attack, you must decide the proper course of action. There is no hard and fast rule as to self defense. You must consider your physical capabilities, your…

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Safety Tips (part one)

If You Are Attacked – Part one You have to have a loved one or something massive to have a reason to survive. Use common sense. Try to talk your way out of it. Try to negotiate. Stall for time. Be verbally assertive. Distract or divert the assailant, then flee. Run toward an open business or…

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Never give up

The power of persistence is very compelling. Whether it is with someone you love or a goal you wish to obtain, never, never, never, never give up. This story reminded me of this life “truth”. Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could…

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WHAT IS A BLACK BELT?

It’s a piece of material designed to go around your waist, right? Anyone can buy one, make one, or even wear one. Wrong. Anyone can wear one but is your character ready or morally ready for one? Most people feel they are physically ready no matter what shape they are in (excluding true Martial Artists…

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Traditions In Bowing

In the martial arts there is a lot of bowing going on. People bow when they enter the school, they bow to each other a lot, they bow to the instructor, they bow before sparring. They seem to bow to everything but the water fountain. We often have a hard time understanding this because the…

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The Swordsman

Long, long ago there was a master swordsman who had trained his three sons in the art of the sword. He decided that the time had come to retire. The master balanced a wooden pillow over his curtained doorway in such a way that the smallest movement of the drape would send the pillow falling…

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Powerful Mind

The Martial Arts has a rich history which has been passed down for centuries from sensei to student. On the surface, the Martial Arts appear to invoke violence; however, if one looks deeper you will see that the essence of the Martial Arts is opening your mind. The following story, the empty cup, unlocks the…

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Goals and Obstacles for “Martial Arts Students”

In our first Martial Arts lesson we learn how we should always set our goals high in order to achieve more. There are differences between goals and wishes! Write down your goals in a piece of paper and review your goals regularly, and this alone will turn your wishes into strong goals. The majority of…

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