How can you teach?
I see myself as a martial arts teacher that hasn’t gone completely into the commercialized version of the industry. Teaching first, making money second. When life changed a year ago, I had to create something new. Part of that change has been to move away from security work and pursue a different management oriented route.This […]
The Line of My People
I really enjoy helping people along their martial arts path. I gain energy and renewed excitement for my training. There are also many, many insights gained from hearing students comment or describe their thoughts. Even learning new, maybe improved, ways to “talk” my experiences to students. The most innocent problem that can arise is when […]
There is no secret ingredient…just TRAIN!
“…there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.” Recently my martial arts training has taken a major upturn. After many years of training and researching my Song Moo Kwan Taekwondo heritage, I have received a chance to take some really big forward steps. Additionally, I’ve had another chance to train […]
“footsteps of the men of old”
I got the chance to watch Kung Fu Panda, again, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice last night. Its a nice little piece of brain candy to relax and just enjoy. However, it did get me thinking. (Kung Fu Panda) At the end, it was discovered that the secret Dragon scroll had no writing and there was no […]
“…of no use.”
“I seek not only to follow in the footsteps of the men of old, I seek the things they sought.” – Matsuo Basho Well, I guess that this phrase is partly true, though. I want to follow in the footsteps of these original leaders but I will try to vary from them upon seeing a […]
Korean Karate…is what we really do.
“Planning has power. Executing plans has even more power, of course, but the plan comes first. Most people dither through their lives, waiting for opportunity, dodging problems, taking what comes. This is inherently passive. This is not a winning strategy. Do you like passive people? Admire them? Quit being one. So make a plan. What […]
My classes are NOT fitness classes!
Okay, Wyatt, I apologize for having given you such a hard time about calling your training “Karate”. I am very proud of my Song Moo Kwan lineage. From what I have been able to learn about Grandmaster Ro, Byung Jick and his accomplishments show great intelligence, wisdom and courage. The roles that he has held […]
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 […]
Help wanted — Martial Arts Instructor – Tae Kwon Do-EDE01156 Description: Our team of Martial Arts Instructors works to provide entertaining and educational athletic programs for our members. Utilize your excellent customer service skills and passion for martial arts in this exciting position! As a Marital Arts Instructor, you will teach new skills to members […]