Black Belt Degree Myth
The Power of Letting Go of Fear
I will probably upset many people with this post but I think that it is time to speak up. I have enjoyed my martial arts training and have benefited greatly from it. I have grown personally and professionally. I have also had the awesome opportunity to work with the wonderful people who have been and […]
And it starts again (or what we do after a promotion)
Helen Ryan writes in The Power of Letting Go of Fear about the adventure she had in trying to give her son a memorable 12th birthday. She came up with an idea and ran with it. She used it to describe getting over the fear of doing new things that are beyond your current knowledge. […]
Pine Tree Taekwondo’s Spring Testing!
Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege of having my students participate in rank promotion testing. Many gup (colored belt rank) tests and several Dan (black belt) tests. Seeing my school grow in size, ranks and personal maturity is very much a awesome thing to see. All of the excitement after months […]
When do you LEAD?
Pine Tree Taekwondo held the Quarterly Promotion Test on May 3rd, 2014. You can see the photo gallery here!
Don’t quit over breakfast!
Leadership is an important topic to me. I think that everyone must be a leader. This doesn’t mean that everyone is “in charge of” a company, a department, an organization or people in any manner. It does mean that they continually strive to improve themselves and support others. I’ve heard the saying forever “Lead by […]
21 Things People With Confidence Embrace
The LinkedIn article written by James Citrin titled The No. 1 Lesson from Navy SEALs: ‘Don’t Quit in Anticipation of Future Failure’ had a couple good items for martial artists. The article presents a response to the question of why SEAL candidates succeed. The former commander of SOCOM stated “First he explained the attributes, which […]
If you wish to read the original LinkedIn article, follow the link here – 21 Things People With Confidence Embrace – but the list is below with some commentary about the martial arts affect and/or viewpoint. 1. They don’t walk like they own the world. They walk like they don’t care who does. 2. They […]