14 Year-Old Martial Artist Stops Attempted Kidnapping — Her Own!

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING: Male Attacker Beaten Up By 14 Year-old Martial Artist In early October, 2014 a 35 year old man, 5’7″ tall, grabbed a 14 year-old girl from behind in a London area park. Turns out, he picked the wrong kid. The attempted kidnapping was foiled by none other than the girl herself. Even at…

Beat Adversity Like Ben Hogan

I’m going to tell you a story that took place 65 years ago about a golfer, because it applies directly to your black belt journey. On February 2, 1949, professional golf’s reigning champion, Ben Hogan, was driving on a Texas road one night with his wife Valerie when a Greyhound bus collided with his car…

Exercise Motivation From Within: 10 Winning Ways

How do you find the motivation to work out when you don’t quite have the time, are tired and just don’t feel like it? This happens to all of us at different times, but the great news is we can generate our exercise motivation at anytime. Use these…

15 Best Fitness Motivational Quotes To get You Started!

Fitness motivational quotes can talk us into working out. When we’re tired, frustrated with our results and have a busy schedule, motivational quotes for working out can kick us into high gear in just a couple of seconds.   No matter what season…

15 Amazing Inspirational & Motivational Picture Quotes

Motivational pictures quotes  can ignite the greatness in you in a fun and creative way! We all love picture quotes that are wise, inspirational and captivating! We have successfully searched the web, high and low, to bring you another…

The Secret Weapon That Gets You Out Of Your Training Rut In Martial Arts

Martial Arts Habits During drills last night, a switch flipped inside me. I realized while punching a kicking shield with flurries of jabs, right crosses, hammer fists, and elbows that I was trying to kill the pad. I was trying to blast a hole through it. How was this different from usual? My instructors have…

Conquer The Need To Conquer The World With A Martial Arts Mind

I’ve started a fight. And I’m going to try to drag you into it. People have often emphasized the defensive nature of martial arts. Indeed, we’re motivated to teach children, teens, and adults that they should use what they learn to protect themselves, and not to bully the peaceful. To that, I agree. Most would…

How to Build Self-Esteem in Your Child

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published some great advice based on their experience in building self-esteem in children. Here are those tips, and how martial arts training may be just what the doctor ordered. Martial Arts and Self-Esteem Here are the senses people, especially children and teens, need in order to nourish their self-esteem.…

6 Rewards Doctors (Including Dr. Oz!) Say Kids Receive From Martial Arts

Have you ever secretly wished (or perhaps not-so-secretly) that your child could harness his super-human energy for the powers of Good? Has a teacher, a friend, or a relative ever told you, “Wow, she’s certainly got a lot of energy!” Or how about the nearly extinct art of good manners? We parents understand that to respect…

How Learning Martial Arts Leads to Life Success

“An individual’s self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life.” Dr. Joyce Brothers, American Psychologist, Columnist, and Author Doesn’t Dr. Brothers’ ideas about the importance of…