From the Archives: Street Safety

By | June 8th, 2016|Martial Arts, Workouts|

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.

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First Black Belt Test of 2016

By | June 1st, 2016|Martial Arts, Workouts|

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

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From the Archives: Controlled Chaos in Self Defense

By | May 25th, 2016|Martial Arts, Workouts|

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.

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The Self Defense Mindset. Is Your Mind Sabotaging You?

By | May 18th, 2016|Martial Arts, Workouts|

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. [...]

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To-Do Lists or No To-Do Lists

By | May 11th, 2016|Martial Arts, Workouts|

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 and brought [...]

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Observe, Orient, Decide, Act! The O.O.D.A. Loop and What it Means to Your Safety.

By | April 27th, 2016|Martial Arts, Workouts|

Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Our mind always follows this predictable process when we are confronted with a conflict situation. Every time your brain senses danger it takes this sequential path to solving it. It never changes the order or skips a [...]

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