Prepare to Succeed or Prepare to Fail

This is a story about a student who had a goal of competing and becoming a world champion. For year he was a hard worker and was well on his way to achieving his goal. At one time I noticed that he had become more complacent in his progress. Instead of practicing for competitions, he […]

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Outside the Dojo

A couple of years ago, I had to go into Best Buy to upgrade my phone.  I was helped by a young man who looked to be about 25 at the oldest.  While nothing out of the ordinary stuck out about him, he seemed to compose himself in specific manner that begged me to ask  […]

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When In Charge Take Charge!

Perhaps one of the greatest books on leadership I have ever read was Richard Marcinko’s Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior. It was the first book on the topic that made me realize that I was robbed of a very precious lesson in life during school: what it takes to be a leader. As I […]

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A martial art school is not a car!

When investing into a purchase of goods such as a car, many people will research the item beforehand. This may be something as little as asking your friend, neighbor or family member about their opinion or perhaps take a more diligent path and read up on the ratings, reviews, features and flaws that the item […]

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