Student Development Continues!

This announcement is to ALL martial arts schools and teachers.   If any of my students contacts and/or asks to train with. they DO HAVE my permission. If you would rather an introduction or such, please feel free to contact me.   It is my belief that I can greatly help ALL of my students […]

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You are INVITED!

With the announcement that indoor capacity limits end on May 28th, White Tiger Martial Arts would like to invite any martial artists, particularly Taekwondo/Karate stylists, who have lost their training location to join us! You would retain your rank equivalent within our system (since you already know basics and such). You would only need to […]

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If I talk to you

So, there is a lot of talking that happens during a martial arts class. Presenting new material and knowledge plus re-enforcing concepts and principles with a little fun mixed in. Mostly, these are necessary for the transmission of expectations. Good positive interactions. We won’t even mention how much talking happens during socializing events! Here’s where […]

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Rank and Title Mythology – Truth about a 10th Dan

Now that I’m in my 41st year of martial arts training, there have been many burst illusions along the way. Among these have been ranks and titles. Starting out back in 1981, I had learned that the highest rank possible was 10th Dan. It meant that this person was the head of the system (i.e. […]

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History, Heartbreak, Heroes, and Hope

Recently during an NFL game, the announcers commented on how the new head coach was trying to do some team building during this strange time. Since there was no training camp nor preseason games, there had been very little time to help coaches and players join together in the plan for the team. The coach […]

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Back to Class!

Classes resume tomorrow! Well,  officially, training will resume with guidelines necessary until January 4, 2021. See you tomorrow! If you will be taking a break until after the Holidays, then “happy and joyful times to you!” See you soon.

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Four Week Shutdown…again!

As of midnight tonight WTMA will close for four weeks per the latest mandate from the Minnesota Governor. This means that there will be new challenges and materials created for at home training. Check out the WTMA training group for details. Message Master F. if you’re not in the group. Sorry, active direct students only.

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Martial Arts Fellowship

Watching posts from Facebook and Instagram shows that there are a lot of organizations that promote the idea of a martial arts fellowship. The thought here seems to be that there are many independent instructors and schools who would benefit from being part of a group. Whether this is for curriculum acknowledgement or rank promotion […]

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Training Demons

Martial arts training provides an opportunity to practice strategies to prevent three common demons that appear in many areas of life.   Boredom = I’ve done this a million times, so why am I doing it again?   Frustration = I can’t do this! Why is this so hard?   Complacency = I know this […]

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Student Info & Waiver Update

Since there has been many changes over the past many months, I was reminded that student information and waivers should be updated. Please follow this link to update your information and verify the waiver. https://www.white-tiger-martialarts.com/front-page/student-login-here/ Thanks!

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Fall WTMA Sale!

Time again to get some new WTMA stuff! T-shirts, Hoodies (Pullover, Hockey, Zip) and Sweatpants are available to order until September 13th! All orders are pre-paid. You can place your orders from the school store. The available designs for this order are below. Left Front Gumdo Gumdo w/WTMA     Left Front Taekwondo Taekwondo w/WTMA […]

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This Is Not A Game

I saw this one a T-shirt the other day. It was done for a high school cross country team (I left the school name out of this). It struck as a very cool perspective. Cross country runners are out there training, improving their technique, and running faster because they want to. I’d wager that there […]

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Putting In The Work

One of the hardest things to understand is that you need to “put in the work” to become successful. This is different from “paying your dues”. Putting in the work is the educational side of the equation. While paying your dues is getting out there and working (getting experience from those who came before). Putting […]

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Black Belt Class Resumes

WTMA Haidong Gumdo Black Belt Class resumes on Saturday 16/20 at 10:00am. This class is for all Dan ranked students and any Masters wishing some additional training. Class will be weekly on Saturdays from 10:00 – 12:00.

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Classes return to the School!

Starting Wednesday (6/10), classes will return to the WTMA dojang! The class Wednesday will be the final 90 minute Gumdo class before the regular schedule resumes on Monday (6/15). The class will be 6:00-7:30 and back to full uniform. The class Thursday will be the final 90 minute class for Taekwondo. Again, regular schedule returns […]

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