Being a martial arts instructor I get to travel a lot to seminars, tournaments and events where many of the area’s top school owners often are in attendance. Recently I had one of them ask me how I can keep a school going and teach full time in such a small, out of the way […]Read more "Undervalued idiosyncrasies…"
Kind of a confusing title isn’t it? We all know that a Karate belt (Obi) is made of cotton, has several layers with an outside layer that has been dyed a certain rank color and includes stitching. So you may wonder why I would pick such an obvious title for this blog post. Let me […]Read more "What’s in a belt?"
Help! My child wants to quit! Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Many parents today are raising their children to be quitters. I am sure that this is not deliberate; I doubt that any parent intentionally decides, “I’m teaching my child to be a quitter. Most of us, in fact, want our children to […]Read more "Are we training our children to be quitters?"
For the past 40 years I have been training and studying Karate, which has included Kata training. My first class way back then was teaching me a Kata and that seems to be everyone’s introduction to the study of Karate, even today. Kata is an arrangement of various stances, techniques and movement methods to help […]Read more "Oh those stupid Kata repetitions…"