Archive for August 2012
Was My Black Belt Test Worth It?
“Was it worth all of the time, money, blood, sweat and tears you put in to Karate over the last several years?” … “Was it worth flying out to Missouri Headquarters to an unknown place and unknown people, spending more money on yourself in one weekend than you’ve ever done before, facing the greatest test anxiety you’ve ever had and pushing yourself beyond your mental and physical limits?”Read More
Why bow? Many Americans ask this question. For students beginning martial arts, all the bowing can give a bit of cultural shock. “It’s … simply a respectful act, like a handshake in wrestling.”Read More
When the Firefighters Challenged the Karate Kids
Back in 2002 when I was an assistant instructor we had the firefighters jump in to class. This was one of the most memorable classes. Here’s my account of it: Members of The Gilbert Fire Department paid a spontaneous visit to our Little Dragons on January 25th. Late Friday morning, the three-to-five-year-old beginning karate students…Read More
You are worth fighting for. Sometimes you, yourself, are the one who has to take on that fight. What you do in your life and how you do it makes a difference.Read More