Being in the Martial Arts business is really a blessing. I come into contact with a variety of different people from all walks of life on a daily basis. Over the years, I have had the privilege of teaching many very successful people and there is a high correlation with how well people do in martial arts, and how well they do in their personal lives.
The common denominator that defines these people are passion and perseverance. These people tend to be decisive. If they make up their mind that they want to get a black belt, they are relentless in their pursuit of this goal. In their personal and professional lives, they tend to show the same passion and perseverance, and consequently it has led them to success in their lives.
This all seems like common sense, but the reason I bring this up is that I see a very disturbing trend developing in the general populace. Many people are walking around with no passion about anything. They are also extremely likely to start things and then quit when things get difficult.
Another Freerunning Video
Posted: April 08, 2011
I always enjoy Parkour/Freerunning videos, so here’s another one. I hope you like it.
Book Signing, “The Corruptible”
Posted: April 07, 2011
We are happy to announce that one of our members, Mark Mynheir, has a new book out. In case your weren’t aware, Mark is a published author, and I believe this is his 5th book.
His new book is entitled, “The Corruptible”, and he will be having a book signing at Barnes and Noble on Newhaven this Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00pm.
Mark is also a retired homicide detective, a great student, and an all around great guy; so please come out and support your classmate and friend this Saturday.
The Truth About the Knife vs Gun
Posted: April 06, 2011
This is a clip from a great police training video. It really helps you to understand how quickly a knife attack can happen. I have often heard people say that if someone attacked them with a knife, that they would just shoot them. Watch the video and think again. Most attacks are not seen from the required range of 21 feet. This is why training in tactics as well as martial arts are extremely important. (especially for law enforcement)
I hope you find the video eye opening.
P.S. I didn’t title the video, so it’s not my fault that the title is not spelled correctly.
Jackie Chan Raises Money for Japan
Posted: April 05, 2011
This is an interesting article about Jackie Chan raising $3.3 Million for relief efforts in Japan.
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