Posts Tagged ‘attitude’

Positive Attitude through Karate: 5 Ways

Recently, we have been looking at some of the unwritten dojo rules at East Valley Martial Arts. One of these expectations is having a good attitude. We explain to our kids that a positive attitude means that even if you have a bad day, you do your best to put a smile on your face…

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Karate Training: Why I Love It

I began karate as an adult in March of 1999, and loved karate training from day one. Like me, adult students appreciate a lot about being active in a dojo. Now I am a co-head-instructor at our medium-sized, traditional Okinawan dojo. My title is Renshi, and so is my husband’s. With that title we are also…

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Affirmations for Positive Thinking

As had become my custom, I played my favorite audio of positive affirmations while I did my daily computer work. This took most of the morning. But the rare occurrence was that Kaicho happened to be in the next room doing his insurance work. Mostly, I listened to these phrases to keep my positive attitude…

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RESPECT WITH EMMA

Here, I discuss respect with a karate teen. Last time, Emma had a lot to say about perseverance.   J: How would you describe Dojo Kun number four? E: Always work at having respect, even in your attitude. J: Do you think a person could act respectfully, but with a disrespectful attitude? E: Well, yes.…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger I was “in a funk.”  The year had been hard on me.  Way too busy.  Most of the busyness was good—we had non-stop visits from family and friends, and enriching events to attend.  But our finances were severely strained and I saw no solution.  My own schedule was pulled in so many…

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You Create Your Attitude

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger We create our lives.  Each day is tuned to our attitudes and wills. Each moment is a product of our thoughts, words and actions.  We are all artists, creators of our own day, living it how we choose.  We may not get to choose many of the details of our day.  Sometimes…

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