Who Do You Represent Today?

(From original post – November 2013)*** Sitting here watching “Miracle” for the first time. I know that its one that should have been seen before but I tend to shy away from movies about actual events. Anyway… During the exhibition game of Team USA vs Norway, Brooks hears the players talking about the women in […]

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Yudansha Record Keeping

If you are a student of a Midwest Haidong Gumdo school and have earned a Dan rank, please complete this form ASAP! Thank you! Loading…

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Training Is Life

A memory posted by a student today! He turned 70 a couple weeks ago and will be testing for 3rd Dan Instructor in Haidong Gumdo in 10 days. #wtmahaidonggumdo #haidonggumdo #stilltraining #minnesotaswords #wtmashiro

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Where Development Truly Happens

Much has been said about the benefits of martial arts for building focus, discipline, confidence, and esteem.  These are true but not often illustrated when as a student is promoted.  These are artifacts of the holistic personal development taught through the martial arts.  The remainder of this article will present and illustrate the personal development […]

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Finding Your Tribe

Find your tribe is important. This is something that White Tiger Martial Arts works toward. Training hard and enjoying life together! The group here is the same group in the video below. It was during our participation in the MarsCON 2017. Star Wars meets Pokemon Go! on the Main stage during Masquerade.

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The Culture of Where You Train

Recently, I asked a handful of students and those close to the school what their thoughts were for why they stay with WTMA or have developed the connection to us. Below are excerpts from some of the replies. If you have additional thoughts, please comment or send them to me. “The love and passion you […]

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Superman Is Not Brave…

An illustration of good sportsmanship came across Facebook the other day. It talked about the way to handle losing in an athletic event.   Too often the focus of our society is winning [in sports] and then trying to carry the attitude into everything else. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way. This constant desire to win […]

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Potential

This statement is very true! This happens all over the place in physical and intellectual ways. The problem is that too many people are comfortable just coasting along. It takes less work to complete tasks and projects when you’re naturally adept at those skills. It can also be a lullaby convincing you that it is […]

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Professional Institution for Martial Arts Development

I have been searching for an academic connection for the martial arts for most of my years training. I have had opportunities to teach accredited physical education courses in Aikido (UM-Duluth & UW-Superior) and Taekwondo (UW-Superior & Hamline University). The problem that I came across was the limited view of what the course was supposed […]

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Fridley Community Education 2022 – Beginning Korean Karate

WTMA will be offering classes in coordination with Fridley Community Education starting January 17, 2022. Follow the link below to find registration! https://fridley.ce.eleyo.com/search?redirected_yet=true&sf[category]=75 #pansongryu #koreankarate #haidonggumdo #koreansword #wtmashiro

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Fridley Community Education – Korean Sword

Korean Sword WTMA will be offering classes in coordination with Fridley Community Education starting January 17, 2022. Follow the link below to find registration! https://fridley.ce.eleyo.com/course/2804/winter-2022/korean-sword-haidong-gumdo   #haidonggumdo #koreansword #wtmashiro

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Fridley Community Education – Advanced Korean Karate

Advanced Korean Karate WTMA will be offering classes in coordination with Fridley Community Education starting January 17, 2022. Follow the link below to find registration! https://fridley.ce.eleyo.com/course/2803/winter-2022/advanced-korean-karate   #pansongryu #koreankarate #wtmashiro

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2022 Winter – Spring Community Education Classes

Classes start January 18, 2022! Come join us for the fun and work! Martial arts training improves fitness, discipline, focus, and confidence! Learning the helps develop leadership and problem solving to benefit daily life! Haidong Gumdo (Korean Sword) https://fridley.ce.eleyo.com/course/2804/winter-2022/korean-sword-haidong-gumdo Haidong Gumdo is a Korean sword art that is open to ages 12 and older. This […]

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When do you work?

I don’t usually use a meme to make a point but… This one fits for martial arts very well. I’ve been teaching for over 35 years now and have seen a wide variety of students come through the door. Not only the typical 8 year old to 70+ year old but the reasons for why […]

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Student development

One of the biggest responsibilities that a martial arts teacher needs to keep in mind is the development and growth of their students. This comes from teaching students to your best ability. This is a concept that gets lost often. Having a school of 200+ students under the age of 18 is great. If they […]

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Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences

I’ve been accepted into the Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences as a Fellow. Still not completely certain of what that means as I’m not very knowledgeable in the UK education system. Regardless, time to start working on their PhD equivalent!

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