MARTIAL ARTS

  “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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“Turn off the video game and come to the table now!”   It’s 6:05 PM at the Macready residence, and the evening “ritual” has begun.    Six-year-old Richard has been at his video console for an hour and half now.  At first, Mom was happy because the game kept him quiet so she could prepare dinner.  Now […]

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All parents want their kids to be strong and confident.  We all get excited when our kids become class president, captain of the team, or student council member.   We all want them to raise their hands, ask questions and give answers in class.  We want them to participate.  We want them to be leaders, not […]

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What would you do if I told you I could make your child confident and strong enough … To face down a bully threatening her life To capture audio evidence of the threat on the second attack To tell the entire story to police and school officials with such clarity as to impress everyone. And […]

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2012 is moving along fast!   We’ve come to that time of the year when we have to re-visit our goals.   I could review the “how-to’s” on goal-setting, but that’s way too easy.    Instead, let”s look at the “science and art” of martial arts to find ways to help us blast through barriers that block us from […]

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Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs  This month’s word is “integrity”. December is a great month to share what it really means.  I would suggest for you to share it during holiday dinners and […]

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Two straight years of focused effort has produced an 11-year-old black belt and two first places and one third place in our recent ATA Regional Tournament.  That’s a summary of Nick Lucchese’s life as a student of Taekwondo.   Like many other nine-year-olds, Nick did not have an interest in other “traditional” sports, like football or […]

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WHY COMPETE? BUILD CONFIDENCE: Nothing builds confidence faster than placing yourself in challenging, new situations over and over.  Every tournament is different:  different location, different judges, and different competitors.  And if you set a goal to build a “competition career,” even YOU become different because you grow older, wiser, stronger, and more skillful over time. […]

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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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