Referral Credit

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 [...]

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 [...]

Added Training

I originally posted this last September. With the MidWest Tournament knocking at the door, and World Tournament in October, I thought it deserved a re-post. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, right? How do you get to the world championships? Same answer. Coming to class is the first, most important thing. If you [...]

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 [...]

Added Training

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, right? How do you get to the world championships next year? Same answer. Coming to class is always the first thing. If you don’t come to class at least twice a week, you’re not going to be in a good spot to do well in any tournaments [...]

Update

Holy Crap. I’m doing really poorly on my blog this year. I’m going to try to do better, I promise. Until I fulfill that promise, here’s an update on what’s going on with the school and me. School We are doing well in our temporary home. Monday and Wednesday nights are our big nights, but [...]

Five Basic Exercises for Martial Artists to Build Strength

There are several components essential for fitness in general and self-defense specifically. Those are: Strength Flexibility/Mobility Speed Knowledge/Understanding This article, like our classes recently, will focus on Strength. As we move through the year, our focus will shift, and I’ll post articles on the other components. In the Classroom For those of you who aren’t [...]

Dojahng Protocol and Ancient Lessons

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 [...]