Focus on the Board, Not the People

Whenever someone first signs up for Tae Kwon-Do, I tell them the same thing:  There will be at least four times in your training that you will face an obstacle and want to quit. My way of teaching is to make things pleasant and exciting to learn. But, as soon as you’re [...]Read more

Encouraging Encouragement

There is a lesson that I work hard to impart on our instructors: “Teaching Tae Kwon-Do is 10% instruction and 90% motivation.” People are often their own worst enemies, constantly struggling to get out of their own heads. I like to refer to it as “stinkin’ thinkin’,” and I’ve [...]Read more

Size Of The Dog- Part II

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Self-defense is a state of mind. Being physically fit is important, but so is a strong and focused mind. Be self-aware. Know your environment and check out your area at all times. When I go out [...]Read more

Lessons Learned In The Dojang

Lessons Learned In The Dojang Inside the dojang there are positive vibes. People arrive knowing we’re going to train, we’re going to learn, and we’re going to have fun. It’s a safe environment where everyone is respected. We support one another knowing the best support is [...]Read more

The Mind & Body Work Together

John & Public Speaking John was a drill sergeant in the Marines who later became a state trooper. He then went to law school and passed the bar exam. John is tough, smart, and driven to succeed. He was also terrified of public speaking. The mere thought of talking to a [...]Read more

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