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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 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...

June 6, 2018

How many of you are finding that you are feeling a bit different than you did 5, 10, 20 years ago?  Well, I can honestly tell you that I do too! It’s become almost a daily struggle to do some of the activities I used to take for gra