• Motivation is literally the desire to do things. So figure out what you want, and start being who you want to be. No one, including yourself, can make you feel bad or less than you really are, without your permission. Having pride in yourself, what you do, and how you do it is the underlying […]
  • Your ultimate test of whether you can be a true partner will be in sparring. The average martial arts school has a very small percentage of their student body who truly enjoys sparring. The reason these students enjoy it so much is because they are skilled at it. They get in there and do what […]
  • The only way to learn how to be a partner is to work with other people. As you move through the practice, you will need to learn how to partner up with another student. The first step is to learn how to hold bags/pads. When students first start training, they often hold the bag/pad up […]
  • In the martial arts it is difficult to understand the distinction between “partners” and “opponents.” As a Kung Fu student it is very important to understand the difference between a “partner” and an “opponent,” especially since these two can either make or break your practice. Most martial arts schools use the “opponent” mindset. Using the […]
  • The true test for success in all areas of your life is to realize that the greatest accomplishments in your lifetime will not come effortlessly. You have to have perseverance to persist until you get the results you truly want. Not every day can be perfect, and things will happen that will disappoint you. You […]
  • Some will, some won’t. So what? Stick to your vision. Hurt feelings will pass. When you are criticized, your feelings are hurt and you feel very uncomfortable. Stop moping! It will pass. Get busy with something to get your mind off of it. Don’t wallow in self-pity; self-pity can destroy you. It can erode your […]
  • If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. When you have tears in your eyes, you can’t see where you’re going. Being too serious takes the joy out of life. As a Kung Fu student, you now know things do not always turn out exactly as planned. Adjustments are necessary to overcome any obstacle in your path. […]
  • Congratulations to our Tai Chi students who received their new Tai Chi sashes! To White Sash Amy Fortier Reid Fortier Christopher Fritz To White Sash Yellow Stripe: Marla Iyasere To Yellow Sash Curvin Huber To Yellow Sash Green Stripe Roger Zimmerman To Green Sash Purple Stripe Irene Gruber Tom Roy (not shown) Thanks to Sifu […]
  • Begin each project or goal with the end result in mind, and be flexible in the methods you use to get there. Proactive people realize that a commitment is a promise to take action and follow through with it. Proactive people have developed a habit of commitment that makes them stronger and more resistant to […]
  • Know that there is always a way! One of the most important keys to developing a sense of perseverance is to set realistic short and long-term goals. It’s easier to last and last at something if you have spent the time to carefully plan what you intend to accomplish. The only real time an obstacle […]