Structure Will Get Us Through This

In recent weeks, I have seen the eyes of many of my students go from bright and alert, to distant and confused.  I can see it on screen while they’re training virtually. One day, they’re present and trying their hardest. Then, all of a sudden, they’re anywhere else. I believe the [...]Read more

What to Expect When You Return to the Dojang

Our school mantra, Pil-Sung, means “certain victory.” It’s a little ironic during a time like COVID-19 in which uncertainty seems to reign supreme.  When the shutdown went into effect, we were faced with a challenge, and we had to adapt or disappear. Our belief that there is a [...]Read more

Win or Learn: Switching to a Virtual Dojang

“What the heck is a Zoom?” I asked.  I have to admit, when we first decided to switch over to a virtual dojang, I knew nothing about the technicalities of how to pull off virtual training. But in life, we have to adapt to situations that are handed to us, that we have little to [...]Read more

Create Your Own “New Normal”

After our father passed away, well-meaning family and friends were pretty vocal about what my older brother and I should expect to be the “new normal” in our household. Instead of allowing ourselves to suffer both emotionally and financially, my brother and I took matters into [...]Read more

Telling Kids About Scary Things

Charlie, our almost four year old son, recently asked me why we’re not allowed to see our friends.  “Have you heard of COVID-19?” I didn’t actually say that. This is a moment you tread carefully, because you know that whatever you’re about to say is going to have a lasting impact [...]Read more

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