I want to talk with you about love…The Beatles said….all you need is love…Leo Buscaglia taught the first university class on love……  Dr. Gerald Jampolsky said “Love is letting go of fear.”……  You can find the most famous definition of love in Corinthians in the new testament.   Everybody makes jokes about love……. So I ‘d […]

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Although I spend as little time as possible listening to the “news,”   I have not been able to avoid some details about the chaos and tragedy that dominate news reports almost all the time.    Here’s a few thoughts. “As a man thinketh, so is he.”……..words of wisdom from many great leaders. What is […]

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  “Thrival Guide: 2012” four ideas to help you stay on course              Many businesses experienced a 30% drop in revenue in 2008.  How do you survive that?  What do you do when your gross income drops from $500,000 to $300,000 in just twelve months?  If your revenue has dropped and your expenses remain roughly […]

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In the Christian tradition of the Unity School,  publishers of the famous DAILY WORD magazine, we learn about the twelve powers of man:  faith, strength, wisdom, love, power, imagination, understanding, will, order, zeal, release, life.   In fact, each of the twelve days after Christmas which lead up to Epiphany is devoted to studying one of […]

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DEAL WITH THE ELEPHANT or IGNORE IT?  (part 4)   IGNORE THE ELEPHANT — LOSE CREDIBILITY There’s this thing called “credibility,” and it means simply, “believable.”       The word comes from the Latin, “credo,” which means, “I believe.”   And I fear that all too few instructors realize that the value of their program is directly proportional […]

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“Number three front kick and reverse punch.  Just watch Madison our JTI leader.  See….step together….kick……land….reach…..punch.   You always kick with the front leg.   OK, let’s all do it now, by the count.”  And so you begin leading twelve basic students, mostly white belts ages 7-12, down the floor.   It’s going OK, but several are challenged with […]

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“Hey parents!!!  They’re doing great!    Let’s have a round of applause.” I’m sure those words are spoken over and over in ATA classrooms around the world. Undoubtedly, they are connected to the 10 CLASS MANAGEMENT SKILLS and understanding the value of being positive.   I was studying Songahm Taekwondo  before we had 10 CLASSMANAGEMENT SKILLS, and […]

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  When someone says, “Gee, there’s an elephant in the room.”  He is referring to a common situation in which something has been said or done and yet no one who obviously has heard or witnessed the event says anything about it.    Everyone in the room simply ignores what is so obvious or they all […]

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Secret #6: have fun Let’s end our TIGER discussion with that first image of the class about to start.    Problems arise when the instructor gets fearful of either being able to control the kids or is overly concerned with accomplishing certain Taekwondo objectives.   They are just 4-year-olds. And Chief Master Clark gave me this very […]

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