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Persistence, Indomitable Spirit.

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 21, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Simple.  Right?

Not really.   I believe it takes practice.  

We try to teach with the little things, to try again, to boldly attempt, to have positive self talk, with learning how to get support, ask for help, determine who is on your team, to re-evaluate the approach.   To start with the small things, the "turn the…

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What is the deal with the tips on the belt?

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 13, 2015 at 5:17pm 0 Comments

A frequently asked question this week.   Here is the answer in about 3 min.

10 Tips for Martial Arts Students, to Deepen Your Practice

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on March 4, 2015 at 6:09pm 0 Comments

 





You didn’t start your study of the martial arts to “go through the motions” of it all, did you? Of course you didn’t, but look around you in your next class and I’ll bet you spot a number of your classmates doing that very thing, going through the motions. It’s human nature to get distracted, to multi-task, and wander off course.



To deepen and strengthen your practice so that you stay on the…

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Worth 3 Minutes

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 20, 2015 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

Recommendation for Ariel

Posted by Gail Cribbs on January 5, 2015 at 7:20pm 0 Comments

When Ariel asked me to write a recommendation for his black belt I of course said yes, then thought now what do I say!

Ariel is one of those quiet leaders on the floor. He was always ready to give it his all in class. I never saw him get flustered or upset no matter what we were doing. His leadership is in the attention to detail, the ever unflappable demeanor, all the while juggling a busy work and family schedule.

My Recommendation for Ariel

Posted by Ken Li on January 5, 2015 at 5:19pm 0 Comments

Ariel Abad will make a wonderful black belt candidate. Ariel and I practically started at MIMA at the same time. Both of us have been partners throughout most of the classes at MIMA. We have always pushed and helped each other get better. Aside from practicing together, I have seen him help other students become better as well. As we’ve practiced together, I have seen Ariel improve after every class. I believe Ariel’s positive nature at MIMA is a clear reflection of how he is as a person as…

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