My life as a black belt will vary depending on my further goals and the type of black belt I want to be.
What are my goals upon having reached my black belt for my future training and learning?
I will go for instructor. This will require my own nunchuck/sword form (one of each), but I may need to improve my sword skills. I will need to learn new Chung kals and the back belt form. Then, I might go for master. While I am a black belt, I might teach classes, but not be too strict. I might also go
There are many values to Martial Arts. I learn something new every time I'm in class, but today I choose Confidence, not that it is something new but something I'd like to focus on right now. Martial Arts not only requires focus on your body, but also of your mind and spirit.
- Jackie Chan is a chinese comedy action actor/stuntman, and is considered one of the main Chinese actors to break into America's film industry
- Ms. Bordelon was my 4th grade teacher, and she actually made Language arts and social studies, which I didn't like, really fun
- Ms. Fontana was my 6th grade math teacher, and she was the first teacher I had that I felt like really was interested in math, and made me interested in math
- My cello teacher is reallly, really into cello, and m
•My dad got me interested in several things, such as computer science and stories.
•My brother Miles got me interested in Minecraft and music.
•John Feng, a parents’ friend/physics professor, got me interested in quantum physics.
•My friend’s dad, Eric Wilfrid expanded my interest in computer science.
•My uncle John got me interested in airplane mechanics expanded my interest in math.
For some of these, I didn’t even know they would inte
I have so many people in my life to be thankful for and I really should make a point to thank those that are so wonderful to me. It is so difficult to choose one, but this individual popped into my mind because they are kind, loyal and someone who is definitely inspiring to me. This person has helped me when I didn't know that I needed help. She is not only a friend but also someone I admire. I think I could, well actually I know that I could go on for days about how great you are, so with t
Five of My Living Heroes
(Not in a specific order)
1. P.K. Subban
P.K. Subban is a black professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens. P.K. is one of my heroes because he's an extremely talented hockey player and a role model for people everywhere. P.K. Subban won the Norris Trophy in 2013 as best defensemen in the NHL. Recently Subban donated ten million dollars to a children's hospital in Canada. Subban volunteers with youth hockey players routinely and has a g
November is all about giving thanks. Thanks at Thanksgiving, thanks to our Veteran's, thanks to our families and friends. Every year we ask you to think about what it is that you are thankful for. We will be doing this at our Veteran's Day Camp on November 11, but you don't have to be at the camp to participate and we encourage adults to participate as well:
Mercer Island Martial Arts utilizes the latest research in areas such as positive psychology and exercise physiology to create a martial
October is Anti-Bullying Month and we have been talking with the kids about bullying. After much discussion we asked the children to write or draw a story about bullying. This child's story was our winner. She has been training with us for the past 2 years.
A black belt is automatically put into a leadership position upon donning the belt. We find this is a transition, that is shocking, without having first spent meaningful time practicing, and experiencing what it is like.
It will still be different upon becoming a black belt, but the practice will make it easier —less culture shock, if you will. It helps also in the passing on of the traditions, and techniques of martial arts is a skill in itself. And we believe that it is one of the resp
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 hips a bit more", to twist the foot a bit more, widen the stance. And the "getting up again" becomes a habit, a way of life. And the stakes get higher, as we get more advanced
A frequently asked question this week. Here is the answer in about 3 min.
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 mark and make reasonable progress, I offer you these 10 time-tested tips from Tom Callos:
1. As often as
Thank you to all of you who helped during our kick-a-thon to raise money for the AED (automated external defibrillator) that we now have on site at MIMA! We have a trainer who will come on site on January 31 to certify staff and any additional member who is interested obtaining CPR and AED certification. This is great for teens who may babysit during the summer, and also for any adult who is interested in learning or updating these important skills. We will have 8 spots available for training
My first hero is my Dad. He has taught me so many things and doesn't even know it. He is selfless, kind, caring, friendly and all around great person. He retired early to help take care of his oldest grandchild and now he and my mom are taking care of 6 grandchildren while my brother, sister-in-law, wife and myself go to work. He takes care of everyone even while he is sick himself. You put him in a room of strangers and he'll make at least one new friend in the first 5 minutes. He taught
How about give someone an extraordinary experience with us?
Everyday we will put our uniforms on, we plan, we train, and ready ourselves in order to give everyone who comes in to our school, something extraordinary.
Sometimes that is being there to motivate to get on that mat again, to move, to kick, to try something new. And each day things get a little better, faster, more flexible, stronger. Becoming more confident. The kind of confidence that comes from actual achievement
In our bully prevention curriculum, we address how to be a person who takes action. http://youtu.be/EisZTB4ZQxY
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