WHITE BELT MINDSET

WHITE BELT MINDSET

We talk about having a black belt mindset, but having a white belt mindset is a good thing too. I love white belts. They are so eager to learn, so eager to get started. It’s easy to mold them. They are typically not filled with excuses on what they have already...
EVERYONE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE

EVERYONE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE

“Everyone has an expiration date.”  This is a term I have used for years describing students, employees, friends, and acquaintances that come and go. As a martial arts instructor, I realize that most of my students will leave at some point.  Some move away.  Some find...
THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF FAILURE

THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF FAILURE

Failure is an unstoppable force. When you make a mistake or fall short, your failures tend to hang over your head and bear down on you. But if you allow your failure to do this, it puts a limit on how successful you can be. These self-imposed limits can keep you from...
WOLVES – SHEEP & THE DOG

WOLVES – SHEEP & THE DOG

Are you familiar with the sheepdog concept? Renowned author Lt. Col. Dave Grossman articulated this concept in a way that is extremely powerful to those who are willing to see it’s worth. The short version is this: There are three kinds of people in this world....
THE TREE OF TRAINING

THE TREE OF TRAINING

I recently got to spend some quality time with my Mentor and Instructor Guro Harley Elmore. Much of what I have written here is from his lectures and lessons.  Very few martial artists practice or train on a full time basis. Even fewer do it for a living. Most train...
WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE?

WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE?

What is best in life? In the epic words of Conan: “Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the women”, right? Lets skip that last part, (for now) and focus on the first phrase. As a student of martial arts, and combat in...
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