Referral Credit

Brother and sister begin practicing at Kuk Sool Won of Muncie.

The toughest part about running a martial art school is getting new students in the door. The newspaper is all but dead; most people use ad blockers on their browsers, billboards are crazy expensive, and I refuse to advertise via text message or autodialers.

I depend on my blog and word of mouth as my main means of finding new business. With our location problems, I honestly haven’t worked very hard to generate new business in the past few years.

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Health

Consider this the obligatory paragraph where I promise to be better at blogging and keeping the site updated.

I want to share with you some of the things that are going on with me right now. Nothing life-threatening, but it is impacting my training.

Allergies

So, I’ve been suffering from a skin condition on my hands for the past year. It makes them ugly (blisters and peeling skin) and painful.  I went to the doctor last summer and got nothing but a steroid cream that helped the symptoms, but did nothing to fix the real problem.

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Reblog from October, 2014: Embrace the Suck

When I was in second grade, we moved to a new school district. Nobody in my class knew me. The teacher didn’t know me. We might even have had a student teacher. I don’t remember.

One day we were doing science, a rare treat in this county school. I was good at science. I read dinosaur books and watched the rocket launches (this was at the end of the Apollo era). My dad talked to me about how the rockets worked, what happened to the dinosaurs, and I even remember him teaching me fractions on the back of the TV Guide when I was five or six. Continue reading “Reblog from October, 2014: Embrace the Suck”

Dojahng Protocol and Ancient Lessons

2016 Kuk Sool Won of Muncie team at Super Seminar

This article was originally published in our June 2007 newsletter. 

Dojahng Protocol is confusing for many students and parents. Why? Simply put it is all foreign to them. The art we teach and all of what we do is related to Eastern philosophy. A person who has never studied these concepts will have a difficult time understanding them. Many who have studied Eastern philosophy still have a hard time with some of it. The fact is it takes years of study actually to get it. It is simply a different way of thought.

Here are a few examples of how a martial artist friend of mine made a fool of himself because he didn’t understand Eastern culture: Continue reading “Dojahng Protocol and Ancient Lessons”