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Practical applications of martial strategy and wisdom to daily life, business success, and more.

An Uplifting Experience - The Gift within a Gift

 

Part of the fun of being a martial arts teacher is that you get to say some pretty strange things and people (hopefully) think you're just being deep.

 

Here goes!

 

 

 

Santa Claus is coming to town and the Japanese have five different words for “wife”.

 

 

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Bully 101- Six Bullying Survival Tips That Aren’t Dumb

There’s been a lot written about the age old problem of bullying. All of it well meaning, but a much of it apparently authored either by politically vulnerable educators or armchair “authorities” who seem never to have personally experienced a schoolyard High Noon showdown. I’m neither of those.

 

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Heroics, Courage and The Quiet Tiger Within

Courage. Without a doubt, I believe, the single most important trait a person can possess — and demonstrate. Why? Because all else that is truly noble relies upon it.

 

 

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Child Abduction - A Pound of Sensible Prevention

People generally don't turn to martial arts for the answer. They think the notion that a child might physically overcome an adult is, well, dumb. They're right (with one, maybe two exceptions.)

On the other hand, real martial arts training goes way beyond the commercial hype. It teaches us to use our heads before our fists. Here's an example of martial arts in action for parents.

  

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Hotel safety - Road Warrior’s Guide to becoming a Shadow Traveler for Fun... and Survival

Feeling a bit vulnerable while on the road? Modern travelers can take a tip from the ancient professionals who pioneered the "killer business trip".

 

Great news: Hotel security is better than ever!

 

Unfortunately, that’s also the bad news. Among criminals, capitalizing on complacency is virtually an art form. In fact, if there weren’t folks like me putting people at ease with safety tips, the bad guys would probably hire us to do it. (Note to self: See if  police rent mailing lists… ) So how do you beat criminals at their own game? Attitude — specifically, ninja attitude! While I’m not suggesting you scale the side of a Marriott clad in black pajamas, these 17th century Japanese spies possessed a healthy perspective born of a simple, ominous admonishment: Don’t dare get caught!

 

 

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