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Word Of The Month…. August 2016

Effort Make the conscious effort to make each technique a black belt technique.  Contrary to popular belief, you leave your belt at the dojo.  Your habits are what you take with you as you step outside in the world.  Make winning a habit.  Make learning a habit.  Winning isn’t about never making mistakes, it’s about […]

Word of the Month: Commitment (September)

This month, make a commitment and stick to it.  Whether it’s a commitment to practice your kamae for twenty minutes a day, a commitment to spend one day per week with your family, or a commitment to run a mile every day, you’ll find that each time you fulfill a promise to yourself, it becomes […]

Word of the Month : Effort (August)

Make the conscious effort to make each technique a black belt technique.  Contrary to popular belief, you leave your belt at the dojo.  Your habits are what you take with you as you step outside in the world.  Make winning a habit.  Make learning a habit.  Winning isn’t about never making mistakes, it’s about learning […]

Word of the Month: Patience (July, 2013)

A large jug of water is filled drop by drop, and similarly do we embark on our mission to fill each of our cups with an understanding of Budo, and thus an understanding of the world around us.  Shikin Haramitsu Daikomyo:  Every moment holds the potential for enlightenment.  There is no shortage of opportunity to […]

Word of the Month: Perseverance (June, 2013)

Perseverance, put simply, is not giving up.  When the going gets tough, when we don’t see results, when we’re coping with a disadvantage, or when others don’t agree with us.  Perseverance is crossing the finish line in last place.  Contrary to popular belief, the strength of will of a man or woman is not determined […]

Word of the Month: Risk (May, 2013)

This month we take a look at a word that, if understood completely, can help you to move forward in your training and towards your goals in life.  One beneficial risk you can take in the dojo, is trying techniques and movements you don’t know how to do.  Though there is a certain security in […]