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Word of the Week: Health

As with strength, health is important to the martial artist in three ways. We tend to think about health mostly in physical terms. Exercise, stretching, aerobic fitness. These are all very good for you and are key in martial arts. Paying attention to what we eat and...

Word of the Week: Strength

The way we think about strength is shown in the mission statement of our school: “Building strength in mind, body and spirit.” There are three aspects to being strong. Physical strength in a combative situation is important. Sometimes strength can...

Word of the Week: Peace

Real peace is more than the absence of conflict. It is a state of harmony. It is feedom from fear. In martial arts, we develop a sense of peace as we develop the ability to defend both ourselves and others. With this ability comes a realization that fighting is not...

Word of the Week: Submission

People submit to all kinds of things in life. They submit themselves to rules or guidelines. They submit themselves to their goals, or to their values—sometimes without ever even being aware of it. As United States citizens, we’re under submission to our...

Word of the Week: Influence

It is important to understand the significance of influence as a martial artist. People are social creatures, and our emotions and opinions are often affected by others around us. As we train, we grow in our self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership skills. This...
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