Planning for the future

Planning for the future

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Summer is here and most families simply are just looking a this time as a time to relax from the school routine.  I get it as we also look at this time as an opportunity to spend time with our kids and perhaps, sleep a few more minutes before rushing to who knows how many summer camps.   Yet this could also be an opportunity to prepare for the future. The way I see it is we need to plan so that our loved ones are prepared to the challenges the future may entail.  So rather than worrying about bullying lets give them the chance to learn about self-esteem.  Also, rather than dealing with attention issues; why don't we teach them how to learn and process information.  What about giving them…
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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

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Yesterday I had a great time with my younger son as we had lunch and discussed life and work experiences.  While we cover many topics the one that I remembered this money was his reference to Groundhog Day.  He went as far as referring a movie, that although I have seen it many times he has never seen, Groundhog Day with Bill Murray (1993). In this particular movie the main character relives the same day multiple times until he learns something and changes his life. My son tale was a little more colorful as he explained that some people don’t learn from experiences.  For example, as he described, if every morning you get to work and the first thing you get is a shotgun in the face; how go thru…
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Tomorrow is a new day!

Tomorrow is a new day!

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  I want to get in shape!  I want to lose weight!   I do not want to be afraid!   I want to be able to defend myself and those I love! How many of you are thinking about this or something similar, yet don’t know where to start?  Even worst, you will simply let it slide and won’t act on it altogether? My point is as follows: This year I promoted a good friend of mine to 6th degree black belt.  That by itself is quite significant as I have only promoted a little over twenty black belts in over forty (40) years as an instructor.  During his test he demonstrated several self-defense techniques, fought a couple of times and performed techniques that anyone out of shape wouldn’t…
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New Hall of Fame Inductee

New Hall of Fame Inductee

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Our own Ms. Caitlin Bassett has had quite a Summer. 1. Responsible for Summer Camp Sessions; 2. Promoted to Sensei (first female promoted to this category at the Koryo Do School and only one of four); 3. Selected for induction into the USA Hall of Fame. We couldn't be happier for her!  So come to the school and say Hi, Congratulate her and if you are really brave; train with the most recent Hall of Fame Inductee!
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What I Love Most

What I Love Most

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I have been going around for hours now thinking about this topic.  Amazingly enough the inspiration for this paper was based on the amount of violence our society is experiencing.  In the last couple of weeks we have seen stabbings at schools and hospitals, shootings and violence just about everywhere.  I have also been touch by families mourning their dear ones and hoping they would have done something different.  I don’t know what I will do if I lost any of my kids as they are my life and joy. I think about what I can do and remember that for the last thirty plus years I have been teaching martial arts.  Not the martial arts where you do flashy kicks and go thru the belts as if they were…
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