August 21, 2019

Courtesy takes practice. You can develop habits that lead you in the proper direction, or you can go in the wrong direction. Imagine the impact we could all make in our community if all of our students practiced being courteous and respectful in and out of the dojo.

August 12, 2019

Black Belt Principle #1

We all recite the Principles of Black Belt on a regular basis when teaching or training.  What we sometimes need to remember is that the meanings behind these words are what is most important.

MODESTY  -to be humble with your talent and skills

As m...

August 8, 2019

                          P.M.A. – vs. – N.M.A.

“Positive Mental Attitude – vs. – Negative Mental Attitude”

         To become a great BLACK BELT we must constantly condition our at...

July 29, 2019

The KOKORO symbol translates into heart. It can also have the meaning of mindset. For our purposes, on the mats, think of it as the mindset that allows you to properly focus and trigger yourself to achieve optimal results.  Being pumped up, psyched up and ready to go,...

March 25, 2019

You do not need to have achieved a Black Belt in order to obtain a Black Belt Mindset. However, to be a Black Belt in the truest sense, you must cultivate and improve on your mindset daily.
Black Belts should be optimistic, especially when it counts. You should be stri...

March 18, 2019

Becoming a Good Finder is a great habit that will lead to developing better relationships in every area of your life.

Black Belts should strive to master their people skills right along with their martial arts expertise.  They should also work to become great team playe...

February 12, 2019

Black Belts tend to maximize the goal and minimize the obstacles. Once they identify the problem, they immediately focus on the solution. They keep their goals and objectives very clear by regular review and refinement of the actions that need to be taken.

February 4, 2019

What is one of the essential qualities you will consistently see in a Black Belt? It’s the ability to stay focused and keep their goal in mind. Black Belts have a clear picture of what they want to accomplish, and this helps them to take the right actions to make their...

January 28, 2019

The clearer we all become on our goals, the greater our chances of success and achievement.  It’s much easier to figure out how to achieve something, once you’ve decided exactly what it is that you really want and why you want it.

Most people tend to have foggy goals or...

January 14, 2019

Habits rule our life. Most of what we do every day is based on our habits. Some are good and some are bad. Things like brushing our teeth, thinking positively, and reading, studying and practicing our Martial Arts are some of the good habits that we all should have in...

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