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…

How Martial Arts Builds Self-Esteem in Children

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.…

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…

What We Can Learn About Self-Defense From Chris Weidman

There are many differences between fighting as a sport, as in the UFC, and self-defense. UFC? Controlled environment. Self-defense? Chaos. Fighting in a cage with a referee? You have rules to follow. The # 1 rule in self-defense? There are no rules. But I believe we can still draw some valuable self-defense lessons from professional…