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4 Observations from Test Weekend at Disciple Martial Arts

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); This past weekend we were at Disciple Martial Arts in Edmond, OK so the girls could test for their junior blue belts. It was a huge testing class (27 kids and 4 adults) with a new physical training portion. Easily the hardest test my kids have experienced, and they did great. There were 4 observations I took away … Read entire article »

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To Feel is to Believe

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); To hear is to doubt, to see is to be deceived, but to feel is to believe.  This is a Kenpo saying taught to Orange belts (both adults and kids) very early on.  In martial arts terms, it means just hearing about a move or technique doesn’t mean you understand it or can do it.  Seeing it … Read entire article »

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If momma ain’t happy

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Two years ago as I was just getting back in to Kenpo karate, my instructor, Damian Wilson, told me “Kenpo, she is a time consuming mistress.” My wife and I laughed thinking the analogy was funny.  He smiled and laughed too, but also said he wasn’t joking. Two years later, with Kenpo goals, a school, students, and a family I … Read entire article »

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You Must Earn What You Learn

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); As I progress in the Art of Kenpo and continue teaching, I’m developing a renewed appreciation for the Kenpo philosophy “You Must Earn What You Learn”. It’s not like it’s a hard concept to grasp. The first reading, easy interpretation is you have to pay for the knowledge given to you with sweat and hard work. Sure an … Read entire article »

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Why I walk this path?

Why I walk this path?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); The other day I asked some of the students for testimonials to use on the website.  In response, the question was posed what kind of reference was I looking for. Good question, and I didn’t really know. Perhaps it would be better if I wrote my own reference as a starting point.  Why do I walk this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Personal Stories

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