Five for Friday~! GOALS

goal-sm1.jpgAs we are turning the corner from spring to summer, and this weekend it may even be 80 degrees, I'm refreshing my goals, and wondering about yours!   We are seriously interested in hearing, knowing, and helping you reach your goals.  So, for this Five Friday --  list five of your goals.   big, or small.   Lets be bold.   Make a statement, hold ourselves to the fire, dream bigger, and help each other achieve!

I'll start:

1.  continue my Shrinking Master quest --(recently at a bit of a stall as I have been dealing with pretty painful injuries)

2.  Get some of the activities I love, adapted to my current abilities, re injuries.  Improve my jab, and left hook.

3.  work on my dog's obedience training

4.  stretch, and take the time, and action needed to make sure my body is in best shape possible

5.  Start a staff/leadership/blackbelt instructor course.

Ok:  your turn!

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About the Author:
MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial Arts. She is a 7th Dan Master Instructor. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling. She brings these two areas of specialization to her work with families, children, teens, and in designing curriculum.

Master Strongheart emphasizes and has taught thousands of students the value and power of respect. Respect for oneself, others, and the community.

(MIMA), located on Mercer Island between Bellevue and Seattle in Washington is celebrating 24 years on the island in 2021. MIMA's curriculum is intentionally designed to build fitness, flexibility, self-defense, as well as to create a milieu that engenders physical and psychological growth, respect, courage, community activism and leadership.

MIMA has programs for families to practice side by side, as well as adult, teen, and children's classes. Also offers before and after school, and summer camp programs for kids.

You can contact through email:; calling 206 230-9050.

The school is located at:
2630 77th Ave SE #106-108 Mercer Island, WA 98040
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  • Nate J.'s Goals

    1. Master Arirang on the recorder

    2. Ride my bike for 20 miles over the summer

    3. Go visit my cousins in Spokane

    4. Try to RUN up a GIANT sand dune in Pacific City, Oregon (I've tried every summer and haven't been able to run the entire way up)

    5. Read the Lord of the Rings triology over the summer

  • 1.  Get in shape and lose weight.

    2.  Get my house in order, work in my backyard.

    3.  Save to buy a car.

    4.  Have some fun.

    5.  Focus on my next belt level.

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