For the last few years I have been feeling rather stressed and upset with what I would term the lack of understanding what a leader truly is. Leadership is a trait I often see associated with martial arts schools but, sadly, it doesn’t seem that anyone really understands it. Leadership, as defined, means “the act […]Read more "Leadership…put in the work!"
A few weeks back I retorted to a certain admin on a group in Facebook who likes to do everything the rules state we cannot do yet he doesn’t allow anyone else to be snotty, rude, disrespectful or, basically anything he does towards others back to him. The definition of being this way is referred […]Read more "The uninformed…an elf with an issue"
Bullying is nothing new but it is something that has been allowed to grow and persist, especially in the public education sector. As a young freshman I was bullied in school to the point that I finally blew up and beat the snot of my bullies. I took it for an entire year before I […]Read more "My take on Bullying…no PC here…"
Like many martial arts school owners I am subscribed to all sorts of email lists to get information that can make me a better instructor, business person and run a better martial arts school. Today I got an email entitled “The Black Eye of Karate”. This email was a sales push to get people to […]Read more "The “Black Eye” of Martial Arts…"
When people hear the term Warrior images of armor clad, bulging muscle, tough guys fighting battles often come into their mind. Other times it might be glove wearing people smashing each other in the cage in the UFC or even boxers duking it out in the ring. Sometimes it is members of the Armed Forces […]Read more "A True Warrior…"
For many years now I have trained, as well as, taught the martial arts and these days it seems that many people need what training has to offer more than ever. That being said training in the martial arts will never work if you are a “dabbler” in the dojo. In my dojo we have […]Read more "RDTP…the keys to learning Martial Arts"
Today I was teaching a short Karate program at the Early Learning Ministry located in Auburn, Indiana. It was a fun class, full of questions and even some discussions that was not about Karate…well sort of anyway LOL. During the end of the presentation I was asked what advice I would give the kids since […]Read more "Advice to kids heading to school…"