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Weekly Video Blog: Week 3 Road to Fourth Dan

Deb recap of her third week of training. Stay tuned for weekly updates! How this test works… Elite Taekwondo Edmonton has designed a 1-year (minimum) test for each participant comprised of physical, mental, and social challenges that can be acted upon nearly every day of the year. All the while doesn’t stretch the participant beyond what […]

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Weekly Video Blog: Week 2 Road to Fourth Dan

Deb ma’am progress report. Stay tuned for weekly updates! How this test works… Elite Taekwondo Edmonton has designed a 1-year (minimum) test for each participant comprised of physical, mental, and social challenges that can be acted upon nearly every day of the year. All the while doesn’t stretch the participant beyond what is sane, balanced, and […]

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Weekly Video Blog: Week 1 Road to Fourth Dan

Weekly Video Blog: Week 1 Road to Fourth Dan

Deb ma’am explains the beginning of her testing process. Stay tuned for weekly updates! How this test works… Elite Taekwondo Edmonton has designed a 1-year (minimum) test for each participant comprised of physical, mental, and social challenges that can be acted upon nearly every day of the year. All the while doesn’t stretch the participant […]

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Instructor’s Corner Follow the Weekly Video Blog

Instructor’s Corner Follow the Weekly Video Blog

  My Name is Steve Bartley; I am the owner and Master Instructor at Elite Taekwondo in Edmonton, Alberta. One of my students is currently preparing to test for her 4th Dan (Master) in Taekwondo. I am a lifetime martial artist, a student, and a teacher – I want to create a meaningful Master test […]

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The Secret of True Concentration

The Secret of True Concentration

The secret of true concentration lies in the acceptance of endless distractions. Concentration is the root of all the higher abilities in man. – Bruce Lee Here are some tips for dealing with daily distractions and events that threaten to throw you off track: Accept that things will always come up that you weren’t expecting. […]

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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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