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Humility in Life and how to Remove Arrogance through Martial Arts humility Feb 28, 2024

A question I ask my students frequently is what does it humility mean? Whether adult or child, the student searches for the answer. This is a topic that's not talked about enough. 

I find myself prompting the student in their exploration of self-awareness. To get the mental juices flowing I...

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Harnessing the Power of Martial Arts: My Experience with Self-Defense Jan 30, 2024

In life, we often encounter situations where individuals attempt to test our limits, provoke us, and push us towards physical confrontations. However, these situations serve as tests not only for us but also for those seeking to exert power over others. As someone with extensive martial arts...

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The Moral Compass of Martial Arts: Finding True North moralcompass values Jan 09, 2024

When we think of a compass, we often envision a tool used for navigation and geographical orientation. However, there is another kind of compass that is not as well-known today - a moral compass. Just like a physical compass helps us find our way when technology fails, a moral compass guides us...

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Inner Door Students learn the Secrets YOU don’t! wing chun kung fu Oct 10, 2023

Learning a martial art, is a vast undertaking. For the martial arts movie action enthusiast, the concept of Inner Door Student sometimes referred to as Closed Door Student is a coveted title only bestowed to a select few students in a school.  We martial arts movie enthusiasts envision that...

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Top 5 Reasons People Don't Take Self-Defense Courses self-defense Aug 07, 2023

Violence exist everywhere. It will happen in your life at some point. You can be prepared, or not. The choice is yours. Even Disney has a death in every film. 

 

Rape, attempted rape, and assault happen every single day. One in 4 women and 1 in 26 men have experienced either a...

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Sport vs Application applied martial arts Jun 23, 2023

When the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) occurred in November 1993 it was advertised as no rules, but in fact there were just three. The three rules were no biting, no eye gouging, and no groin shots. These were the same rules in the Ancient Greek sport of Pankration. Today in the UFC...

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Nutrition 101 for Martial Arts Students nutrition Feb 02, 2023

Whether you started martial arts to get in shape or win sports matches, nutrition is paramount to your training and competition.

Foundational Fueling 

Regardless of whether you're in shape now, or working to be in shape the way to get there and stay there is to eat like you're already...

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Developing Values in Others values Sep 23, 2022

I think we can all agree all teachers regardless of what genre inspire their students and influence them. It doesn't matter if it's a school teacher, driver’s education teacher, basketball coach, dance teacher, or martial arts teacher. Each teacher, coach, and leader will influence those...

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How did Wing Chun start in Southern Illinois? wing chun kung fu Aug 29, 2022

Wing Chun Kung Fu is what Bruce Lee learned from Grandmaster Ip Man. Wing Chun received popularity world-wide because of Bruce Lee, and recently over the past 15 years due to the popularity of Ip Man movies. But, how did Wing Chun Kung find its way to southern Illinois from China?



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Overcoming Fear Jul 25, 2022

The absence of fear is not courage. Courage maybe facing our fears. Or we might be referred to as courageous, because we did something that others were afraid to do.

 

To overcome fear, it's important to first understand what fear is. Fear exists to keep us safe. It's a learned response. A...

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Right Vs Wrong values Jun 27, 2022

It can be easy for others to judge. Judging someone's action for many people is based on their own ideals, beliefs, and values. However, what is right to one person, might be wrong to another. The perception of Right vs wrong is based on adherence to standards of conduct appropriate to a culture,...

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Kung Fu Family Jun 20, 2022

Wing Chun Kung Fu unlike other forms of martial arts does not follow a military ranking system that defers to each other based on titles of rank. Where seniority is based on promotion to the next higher belt. Wing Chun Kung Fu follows a family hierarchy based on relationship. Although some...

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