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Reflections on the 2014 Texas Kenpo Conference

Reflections on the 2014 Texas Kenpo Conference

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Sometimes the Kenpo community comes together for a truly awe inspiring event. This past weekend was one of those times. The 2014 Texas Kenpo Conference was put on by Lee Wedlake and Steve White at Rancho Cortez in Bandera, Texas. It really was one for the history books. Like the 2012 Kenpo Senior Conference, classes were taught by … Read entire article »

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Going From I Get It to I GET IT

Going From I Get It to I GET IT

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); In a sales training class, the teacher expounded upon the idea of transference. For complex sales situations, you have a better chance for success when the idea your trying to convey (sell) becomes the prospect’s idea. This usually happens when they can visualize how they’ll use your service to improve their own situation. They go from “getting” … Read entire article »

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Top 3 Bowley Kenpo Karate posts of 2013

Top 3 Bowley Kenpo Karate posts of 2013

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); If you’ve read my brown belt thesis or follow on topic in the subsequent black belt thesis, you know karate website performance is important. (I’m a math nerd by trade, ya’know.) While there weren’t as many Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts in 2013 as in past years, there were still 3 which performed very well. Video based and … Read entire article »

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3 Words for 2014

3 Words for 2014

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); With a fresh start each year many people resolve to change some aspect of their lives. The determination demonstrated to these resolutions is sometimes breath-taking. For others, it’s a wish of what could be. For me though, I partake in the 3 words methodology introduced by Chris Brogan. These words, while not actually goals, provide the framework … Read entire article »

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Kenpo Karate Memes

Kenpo Karate Memes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); An internet meme is a picture or video which spreads virally from person to person online and is usually humorous or sarcastic in nature. They’re typically used as a reference to pop culture. But we don’t often find them for martial arts or Kenpo karate. So the meme’s below are our shot at adding a little humor (we’re being … Read entire article »

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What’s a Black Belt Test Like?

What’s a Black Belt Test Like?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); A frequent question from coworkers and friends, what is a karate test like? What’s a black belt test like? Most other hobbies, extracurricular activities, or even passions don’t have a similar evaluation system built in as martial arts does. There is a certain “mystique” to what people believe about karate exams. What follows are stories of my … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts of 2012

Top 10 Bowley Kenpo Karate Blog Posts of 2012

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); 2012 was a great year for memories, lessons learned, areas to improve upon, and accomplishments. One of my 3 Words for 2012 was content, with the goal of creating enjoyable, meaningful blog posts. To that end, it’s a fun exercise to look back and see which articles were the most read. These are the top 10 blog posts published … Read entire article »

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Kenpo Senior Conference Reflections

Kenpo Senior Conference Reflections

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); A couple of weekends ago, a group of us drove to Austin, Texas to participate in the first Kenpo Senior Conference. The event had about 80 Kenpoists from all over the world, and it was the best karate weekend we’ve ever been a part of. It was amazing to be among so much energy and desire to … Read entire article »

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Kenpo – From the eyes of a parent

Kenpo – From the eyes of a parent

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Last weekend our school had its quarterly’s karate test. One of our students, Nate, earned his second junior blue stripe. In response to pictures of the test being in our weekly newsletter, we received this email from Nate’s mother. Sam, Just reading your newsletter and thinking that you should write something about how people (like Nate) with different/varying abilities … Read entire article »

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Everyone But Daddy

Everyone But Daddy

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); “It takes a village to raise a child” is a common proverb almost everyone has heard. While talking about how it’s a group effort to teach a child the necessary characteristics to be a responsible, well-round adult, it can apply to martial arts training as well. Anyone who teaches karate to, and specifically spars, with their children … Read entire article »

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