Online Curriculum, Process, and Community
Our kids are working so hard in our camps. Not only do they do 3-4 formal martial arts classes per day, but they are also making daily trips to one of our amazing parks on Mercer Island. They are playing active games, sports, and moving around most of the day. This kind of activity burns a ton of calories-- plus kids grow so much during the summer, it's sometimes hard to keep up with their caloric needs. As, parents you want to keep your kids healthy, so I found this link via Cooking…Continue
I find the motivation to come to class on any given day comes primarily from seeking greater discipline and control. So when I feel tired and might want to surf the web at home instead of coming in, there’s a reminder that getting up will lead to more long term benefits, including being able to get up easier the next time. Being able to know exactly where my limits are and how to train at full effort are skills I’ve learned in the dojo, and have aided me in life outside as well. Apart from…Continue
In martial arts -- there are traditions and rituals associated with the wearing, and tying of the belt and the uniform. There are many reasons stated from different instructors, master’s and sensei about how these traditions have evolved. It is,…Continue
Being a black belt has shown to me the difference between teaching and leading. When I first received the rank, the responsibilities of being a black belt seemed immense. I had this impression that as a leader in the group, I needed to know every form and every kick by heart. It took months of…Continue
My leadership project was done in conjunction with my volunteer effort with the local chapter of the Red Cross. I have been a Red Cross volunteer for almost five years and work in the DST group. This is the group which manages the IT and communication for the Red Cross. As one of the more technical members of the team, I was asked to lead an effort for building out a new communication system…Continue
1) Dr. Anthony Azakie - When I was born, I had a heart defect called “Transposition of the Great Arteries” or TGA. I was a blue baby and that I didn’t have enough oxygen. When the doctor found out, they had to take me to the Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, California when I was 3 days old and Dr. Azakie was my pediatric surgeon who did an open heart surgery when I was 6 days old. He saved my life and that’s why he’s one of my living hero.
2) Nilda Rublica - My mom is…