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One Cowardly Person Came to a Master of Martial Arts

One Cowardly Person Came to a Master of Martial Arts

…Asked to Teach Him Bravery The master looked at him and said: I will teach you only with one condition: one month you will have to live in a big city and tell every person that you meet on your way that you are a coward. You will have to say it loudly, openly and […]

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Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Kids, You May Want Your Parents to Help You With This What is your goal in life and how will your Taekwondo training affect it? Plan to spend an hour or so learning what you expect to be and do and share and see and create. It can be some of the most valuable time you […]

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The Falcon and the Branch

The Falcon and the Branch

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained. Months passed, and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was […]

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The Art of Losing

The Art of Losing

by Herb Perez In every competition, one person wins and one person loses. It is one of the only places in life where things are black and white. Inevitably, it is an experience that we all will have-if we have not already had it. The difference, however, lies in how each person chooses to deal […]

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Let Perseverance Finish Its Work

Let Perseverance Finish Its Work

When you think about one of your greatest accomplishments, you probably think about the perseverance it took for you to attain whatever it was. The hard work, the pushing of yourself to reach your goal despite the difficulty was well worth it at the end. That kind of perseverance is needed in martial arts training. […]

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Moving Forward…

Moving Forward…

The ability to keep moving forward when external forces are making things difficult – or steering us toward procrastination (often times: endless procrastination). Very often, we tend to wait for those ‘perfect opportunities’ – we wait until the planets are perfectly aligned’ before we ACT – I dislike this strategy – simply because it will […]

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The Bumblebee – Life Without Limitations

The Bumblebee – Life Without Limitations

The Bumblebee – Life Without Limitations According to scientists, the bumblebee’s body is too heavy and its wing span too small. Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that and it keeps flying. When you don’t know your limitations, you go out and surprise yourself. In hindsight, you wonder if you had […]

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7 Steps to Self-Belief

7 Steps to Self-Belief

7 Steps to Self-Belief The crowd waits. Surely he’s going to die. How can he survive a dive from such a massive height into a tiny pool of water? But he can fly! – Only he doesn’t yet believe it. He’s been shunned all his life as a freak with gigantic ears. He’s lost his […]

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5 Underrated Reasons You Should Study a Martial Art

5 Underrated Reasons You Should Pick Up a Martial Art Why study a martial art?” is a question that has many answers. The benefits of the training are widely touted and the popularity of mixed martial arts has brought new insight and perspective to the arts. In my years of participating and coaching in Taekwondo […]

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