This will be our 20th season of teaching martial arts at this location. Wow 20 years. It’s hard for me to fathom the number of students that have come through our doors. I have over 100 black belts out in [...]
Street safety is extremely important in this day and age. The streets in many municipalities are not as safe as they once were. With a lack of police presence in our small towns more people seem to be loitering on the streets. This can cause apprehension as you go about your daily routine. Violence can happen anywhere, from a small bedroom community to a large metropolitan area. Don’t get complacent. Be aware of your surrounding and stay vigilant.
I have two Black Belt tests per year, one in the spring and the next before Christmas. Our first test of the year was held on Saturday May 28, 2016. I had three students go for the test. All three students are exceptional kids. They are all members of the Premier Black Belt Club. This is an exclusive club that represents the top students in the school. They have worked extremely hard to get to where they are now
Controlled Chaos. Two words that don’t really go together do they? In a self defense situation many things are happening at the same time. Your body is experiencing it’s flight or fight responses, your attacker’s adrenaline is almost at it’s peak, factor in some environmental issues and you have a lot of chaos.
There is a certain mindset you need in Self Defense. Defending yourself isn’t easy. It’s even harder when your mind isn’t co-operating with you. If your mind isn’t on board with what you are doing there could be big problems. [...]
Should we keep the To-do List? I have sent home To-Do list in my martial arts classes with the kids since I started teaching over 20 years ago. Every Monday the children took home their lists, completed them [...]