Actually I have personally always believed in Commitment but hiking Grand Canyon last weekend concretized it a bit more for me. As my wife said, “There is no chicken exit” There is a saying (and a sign too) “Going down is optional…Coming up is mandatory” From the stories I heard and my own experience it […]
You want to know the secret to success in the martial arts? …SHOW UP!!!
Don’t let the setbacks stop you, everyone has them. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back at it. You will get to where you want eventually. (Dave Kovar) So the weather has been glorious lately. We do have some summer heat coming on but all in all it has been a beautiful spring […]
Dear Mom and Dad, Thank you for signing me up for martial arts. I love studying and practicing. Sometimes I might say that I want to quit, but what I really mean is… I need your help to get refocused. I love what I’m learning and I know it’s good for me. Don’t let me […]
With the Back to School season getting underway we are going to be busy getting our kids involved in various activities in the coming months. With that in mind I wanted to offer some insight into a myth that can trap parents if we are not careful. Myth …My child wants to quit an […]
School is over and Summer is here! Schedules are hectic with camps and vacations and it is very easy to get so busy with summer activities and vacations that we can fall behind on our karate classes. It happens. No worries. The key is this… GET BACK TO CLASS! Taking a break is no big […]
(I am gonna let you all know up front that you may not like this post and part of me hopes is does irritate some of you and light a fire under you to get your !@#$% (or your kids) in gear and get to […]
Parents…this is so true. I hear it time and again… “I want my kids to learn self discipline” “I want my kids to be committed.” “I want my kids to gain self confidence” Yet, when it gets tough or the kid “isn’t having fun” or “loses interest” then I hear…”I don’t want to make them […]