Sunday, November 22, 2015

How bad do you want it....

To answer your primary question, What made us stay….?  I dunno. Maybe I was too stupid, or too stubborn, to quit. Or, more likely, it was because I wouldn’t leave my buddies. If I quit, they would have to haul the damn boat without me. I wasn’t going to do that to them. I think that’s one of the primary things that keep people going in tough times, or in combat; their friends and family depend on them. Training weeds out the self-serving, selfish individuals, and keeps the team players whom we can count on to be there when we need each other.”  Navy Seal Daniel Olson – BUD/S Class 39

Training for years in the martial arts becomes a lifestyle, those who truly want to be black belts continue, they train, they succeed in martial arts and life. 

Ask yourself if that is what you want - the black belt, the life as a martial artist, it has always been that way for me.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Chatting up character

Even in our after school program our instructors conduct "matt chat" laying out principles to build character.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bonds that tie

Participants in large group classes build a bond that lasts a lifetime