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April 22, 2019

This week I want to share another popular inspirational short story!

This one is about letting go of stress and worries...

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The Weight of the Glass

Once upon a time, a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to...

April 15, 2019

For years, martial arts has gotten a bad reputation because people feel that it encourages violence, especially in children. And yes, it sounds like a paradox that something that teaches “fighting” can actually make people less aggressive. However, what most people don...

April 8, 2019

This week I want to share another popular inspirational short story!

This one is about ignoring the haters...


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“A group of frogs were traveling through the forest when two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told th...

April 1, 2019

This week I want to share another story to help inspire you on how to handle adversity! I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t k...

March 25, 2019

Today I’d like to talk about the benefits of supplementing youth sports with martial arts training! 

My Martial Arts instructor friends from all around often notice a trend revolving around youth sports. Children and Parents often jump the gun and switch from one spor...

March 18, 2019

When people generally think of “play” they think of fun and games…something simply for amusement and nothing more. However, there is a bigger, and more important, piece that is often overlooked…learning. As Kay Redfield Jamison said, “Children need the freedom and time...

March 11, 2019

Play is often overlooked as a learning tool for children. Dictionarey.com defines play as “engaging in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.” It is seen as a type of “free time” when nothing else important is happening. Howev...

March 4, 2019

I recently read an inspiring story, I thought I would share it with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

A man’s favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.

Soil is poured o...

February 25, 2019

As I said in an earlier post, I have been doing a lot of reading about teaching children lately. I hope you find this information about endorphins as interesting as I did.

Endorphins are natural chemicals produced in the body to reduce pain and boost happiness. They are...

February 18, 2019

Have you ever had someone ask “Why is your son/daughter in martial arts?” I am sure you have. I am also sure that you were able to give a great answer to that question. I was recently asked that question as well! Before I answered, I knew I really wanted to get to the...

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