A Black Belt Achievment

See this guy I just tied a black belt around? Mike just walked in to our Karate Academy and said "I want to do something for me". That was a number of years ago. He was a successful, wonderful man with a family and a great job. The picture we are looking at does not show all of the work in the dojo he did. Loosing his great job and finding another one in less than a week. And now what appears a big promotion with lots of work. When he changed jobs he had to travel to North Dakota to work every two week. Home for a week or so and then back to North Dakota. He told me- "I'm not quitting. I can work out in the shop up there. Can you put some of my rank requirement on video and message them to m

How to Talk to Your Child about Bullying.

There are things to say and things not to say. Telling your child that nothing is worth fighting for sends the wrong message. We don't believe this ourselves, and we sure don't believe it as a county. What the child hears is, "I'm not worth fighting for". There are a lot of things that are worth fighting for. What we should tell our child is that if you have to stand up to a bully you need to be sure that it is righteous. Ask, "Do you know what righteous means?" Of course, they won't know and that gives you the opportunity to keep the conversation going. Explain righteous in terms he or she can understand. Next, you go into how teachers are very overloaded with school work and stopping to tr

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