May 9, 2018

You see that person looking back at you in the mirror?  That person knows your strengths, weaknesses, and fears.  He sees everything you do or don’t do. He knows exactly what you ate.  He knows exactly how hard you worked out. He knows EVERYTHING about you!

That’s something that hi...

March 12, 2018

On Saturday morning, as I was arriving at the martial arts studio, I saw that there was a homeless person sitting just outside the front door, surrounded by his bicycle, a small trailer, and what must have been all of his belongings.  It was pretty chilly out, so I can understand the need t...

March 4, 2018

I was contacted the other day by a family member concerned about the recent behavior of his student, specifically the anger he has been displaying.  The child had apparently been talking back, hitting his brother, and almost hitting his mom.  Could you imagine hitting your own mom?!  Fortun...

January 13, 2018

One requirement of the Ultimate Black Belt Test, created by my mentor, Tom Callos, is to mend 3 relationships.  As far as approaches to testing one’s martial arts abilities is concerned, this is one of the many reasons that the UBBT is a tremendous asset to the martial arts community.  The...

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