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October 3, 2018

As with many areas of my life, I tend to stick to what I know.  My daily habits are pretty predictable in that I will get out of bed a certain way, brush my teeth in a certain order, get dressed about the same.  Unless I’m consciously making an effort to change a habit or routine, I will li...

September 30, 2018

For those of you that have gotten to know me, it may be hard to imagine me getting angry.  Let me tell you, it happens! Why doesn’t it happen more often? It’s because I’ve been fortunate enough to hang out with some amazing people over the years who’ve talked about controlling my emotions a...

September 27, 2018

Self-Defense is so much more than kicking and punching.

As someone who teaches a fair amount of kicking and punching, I can honestly say that the majority of us will NEVER HAVE TO USE OUR KICKS AND PUNCHES TO DEFEND OURSELVES!  Now, I’m definitely going to teach and practice the physical ski...

September 22, 2018

It hit me last night as I was headed home after and looking back at my less than awesome workout for the day, every step in the right direction, no matter how small, is better than no step at all!

OK, honestly, it wasn’t the worst workout, but definitely lacked the drive and intensity I beli...

September 19, 2018

As a career martial artist, I’ve had plenty of moments where I felt fear.  I’ve been afraid to face certain opponents. I’ve been afraid I’d injure myself or not land the kick I was about to try, and that those watching may laugh at me.  I’ve felt afraid before speaking in front of a class o...

August 20, 2018

Martial arts has been one of the most influential things I have ever participated in, period. Many of the lessons I learned as a teenager are still with me today, and I am still passing them down to the next generations in each and every class I teach!  

Here are a few of the most powerful l...

July 27, 2018

Well, this is exciting to write about!  Yes, I hit the 70 pound weight loss mark and I'm pretty excited about my progress!  There's been some ups and downs, but here's a few gems of knowledge that I have been learned along the way.  

Motivation is fleeting, remember what first...