March 12, 2018

     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 n...

March 9, 2018

      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"....

February 26, 2018

            When I think of what Black Belt means to me, I think of how far I have come since I first stepped into the dojo. I think of the people that have been there with me since the beginning and those who have join...

February 26, 2018

When I started karate at six years old, a Black Belt seemed like a distant, hazy idea. Surely, it was something I would not achieve for quite a long time coming. So, until recently, it was never given much thought.

Truly, without support, I would not be here now. My fam...

February 26, 2018

            What my Black Belt means to me. It means all my achievements so far in my karate career; that I have not given up after all my time being here. Sometimes It was challenging, but I persevered. We all did. We stayed and...

February 26, 2018

            When I first joined karate at 11 years old, the thought of becoming a Black Belt never even occurred to me. I thought I would learn some cool tricks to show my friends. Now I realize that being a Black Belt is much more than a bunch of fancy moves. Som...

September 2, 2017

"Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life."

William Blake

It is very lonely in the ring. Your coach walks you out to the center of the ring, then leaves you there along. The only other people left is a guy who wants to do you harm and hopefully a goo...

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