Pride MMA Blog

  • The WHY?!?!

    Pursuing any worthwhile goal requires perseverance.  You will face obstacles and challenges, that if not you’re not properly prepared, will force you to give up on your goal.  When things get difficult, most people give up, or worse, they lower their standards and expectations. How is perseverance developed?  You may find the answer surprising.  The answer is in the WHY.  I remember a story I heard a few years ago about a wolf chasing a rabbit. A farmer was sitting on hi...  Read More...

  • Facebook Profile Contest

    Click the Link Below for Details. PMA_fb_Contest.pdf   Read More...

  • May Newsletter

    The May events Calendar is up! Just as a reminder - you can always go to the members' website to check for changes or updates! www.prideokc.com Saturday May 11th - 9-10am Knock Out Fitness Kickboxing - Free class for our students and their friends ages 15 and up.   Read More...

  • Winners Never Quit

         One of my favorite events here at Pride Martial Arts, Spar Wars, took place this last weekend. This was a point kickboxing tournament that is designed to let our most ambitious students get in the ring and show off their skill. And I speak for all of the coaches when I say that every single child who competed did a fantastic job!   Read More...

  • Think Before You Ask

         You have no doubt heard the phrase: “There is no such thing as a stupid question.” But if you were to be honest with yourself, you will recognize that stupid questions are not a myth. The sad truth is that they are very real. And to make things worse, chances are that you ask, or are asked, a stupid question every day.   Read More...

  • Pride Belt Ranks

    We are currently working on new signage for the academy which will display our Belt Ranking system.  Until then Below we have put it here for you to enjoy :-) Pride_Belt_Ranks.pdf   Read More...

  • Have a Plan

         In light of the recent disasters that have been at the forefront of all of our news feeds, minds and hearts lately, compounded with our crazy Oklahoma spring weather, I asked the kids in class the other day if they had a plan for if things go bad at home or at school. The answers I got were great: “If there is a fire, I go outside the house and across the street.” “Hide in the bathtub if there is a tornado close by.” “Learn to swim in case of a flood.” Ok, well, most of them ...  Read More...

  • Lean On Me

         If you have been keeping up-to-date with our lessons here at Pride, you will have heard that our word of the month for April is Self-Reliance. If you were to ask the kids what Self-Reliance means, you would get an answer like “Learning to take care of things myself,” or “trusting in my own abilities, powers, and judgments.” But to get a real understanding of what it means to be Self-Reliant, we need to take this a step further.      Obviously trust is critical ...  Read More...

  • Time Flies

         I know that it is hard to believe, between the Oklahoma weather playing tricks on us, and spring break going by so quickly, but April is already here! Not only does this month signify awesome new changes to the Pride Class Schedule, but it also means that we have a new word of the month: Self Reliance! But before we get in to what that is, I want to take a few minutes to look back at March.   Read More...

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    Our Creed

    Two years ago I was tasked with a challenge.  Our school was using a creed that someone else wrote.  The creed was great.  It had power behind it, but it wasn’t mine.  A mentor in the martial arts challenged me to write my own creed.  He explained it would better reflect my beliefs and mission I have for my students. After two years of researching, soul searching, and studying the creeds of other great organizations, I finally was able to write a creed that best reflects...  Read More...

  • Character Challenge!

         Can you believe it? It is March already! The last few months have flown by!   Read More...

  • It's Not My Black Belt

         Black Belt. Earning this title is the primary focus and objective for many martial artists worldwide. They want the skill, the recognition; to see their name up in lights, if you will.   Read More...

  • Not Just Honesty

         Truthfully, the first time I heard the word Integrity, I could not tell the difference between it and honesty. Both involve telling the truth. Both deal with right and wrong.   Read More...

  • Who Is Watching?

         Our word of the month for February is integrity. Our definition for integrity is “doing the right thing, even when no-one is watching me.” This concept is simple enough to grasp, but incredibly hard to put into action. It constitutes an entire change of lifestyle!   Read More...

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    Let Them Struggle

    I have had the privilege of teaching martial arts for nearly twenty years. In those two decades, many of the children I have taught and continue to teach have special needs. Some of my students are blind, deaf, missing arms or legs.   Read More...

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