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Behave like the person you intend to become! Becoming a black belt in life.

Behave like the person you intend to become! Becoming a black belt in life. I recently listened to a speech where the speaker said, “I was raised to be nice, and I was raised to be ordinary.” The speaker mentioned that at some point he decided that ordinary wasn’t what he wanted for himself. So he decided to commit himself to study his interest for 30 minutes a day for five years. What he noticed, was at the end of those five years he saw change in himself and that change in him began to also change the world around him. Another individual mentioned that at one point he decided to give his life value by practicing and learning every day about what he valued. Eventually, he was surprised t

What’s your crutch, and how do you use it? Be humble, inspire, and overcome! You got this!

What’s your crutch, and how do you use it? Be humble, inspire, and overcome! You got this! I remember racing a triathlon in Lake St. Louis a number of years ago. It was my first open water swim triathlon and I was scared. Open water swims start out a bit like a swimming roller derby, elbows, hands and feet everywhere as folks aggressively jockey for position in the water. I was standing completely able bodied on the beach trying to finalize my strategy for not drowning when I noticed an athlete behind me. She was sitting in her wheel chair where the concrete path met the sand of the beach. She was taking off both her prosthetic legs that attached just under where her knees should be. She

Wins, students always take home from a tournament, medal or not.

Tae Kwon Do Tournaments are an excellent time for students to compete! It allows them to understand (in that moment of competition) where they stand against others at their rank. It also allows them have fun with their training! It is also super exciting to take home a medal or trophy. These are all great reasons to participate, but there are so many more rewards being brought home from a tournament. Self-awareness When a student competes against their peers in rank it allows them understand their standing as far as their own development as a student. If a newly ranked yellow belt beats a student who has been at their rank for quite some time the student who does not perform as expected ma

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