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    What Do I Do?

    I often get asked, “What I do for a living?”When I first started coaching and teaching martial arts I would respond with, “Kickboxing” or “Muay Thai.”Then a good friend and mentor of mine, Dr. John Hall told me to quit saying that!He said, “You do so much more than simply teach people how to kick and punch.”  Dr. Hall went on to explain, Every class I watch you teach, I don’t just see kids learning martial arts..I see them learning:How to be confident-How to look people in the eye when spea...  Read More...

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    In Case of Emergency

      If you have been on a plane, you have heard the monologue.  "In case of emergency, the oxygen masks will deploy overhead. Put your own mask on first, before assisting the person next to you."  The reason for this is quite obvious.  If you don't put your own mask on first, you may run out of time to put it on after helping someone else. What you may not have realized, however, is that this concept can be applied to every day life.   Read More...

  • Take Note...

    As a Warrior, one must be constantly improving and building their character as well as their physical abilities.  Just as someone in the Martial Arts might choose a specific technique and drill it over and over again until it is perfect, even creating new ways to practice and train that technique, I believe that a true Warrior must find a specific character quality that they know they need to work on, and practice it until it is an inseparable part of their personality.  For me, it is ...  Read More...

  • The more Responsibility You Take at Home...

    One of the most essential traits to be a successful leader is initiative.  Recognizing and DOING what needs to be done BEFORE you are asked.  Most often it means doing things that aren’t your responsibility.  John Maxwell’s third level of leadership is production.  It states that people follow you because of what you have done for the organization.  Simply stated in means you have taken initiative. The easiest place to develop initiative is at home.  The more respon...  Read More...