It’s always great to spend time with students. A recent class reminded me of this. While a portion helped me recognize some connections in the material, another still brought out the short-sightedness that students can have. It started with a question about praising students for their work and developed into a discussion about why people […]
What problem do you solve?
Partnerships are required to be successful in all areas of life. Building a Business Partnership That Lasts Have you ever thought of your martial arts training as a partnership? I have been trying to develop partnerships with my students and other teachers from the beginning of my training. Too much of our society is about […]
My classes are NOT fitness classes!
The linked article was found on LinkedIn. It discusses, for the first time that I’ve seen, the horrible method of interviewing job-seekers. It also helps re-enforce my regular comment that the martial arts are about problem solving, not only self defense! What Problem Do You Solve? As part of martial arts training, we spend a […]
Warrior and Black Belt Culture (Andrew Chiu 2013)
I am NOT a fitness instructor! My martial arts are NOT a fitness class! Recently, I found a posting for a Martial Arts Instructor position with a major fitness center. The requirements were listed as: (copied from the job posting listed today – 6/4/2014) —– Qualifications – High School diploma or GED preferred – Six months to […]
Attached here is a paper written by a Haidong Gumdo student, Andrew Chiu. Great students, like Andrew, make me keep going. Warrior and Black Belt Culture by Andrew Chiu (2013)