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Julie Carr, Janiel Chives, their instructor Peggy Sutter, Shawn McClure, Corena McLaughlin and Talitha Grimmett.
The individual stories of some of these people are the stuff of movies: overcoming adversity, not succumbing to disease or sexism, and never, ever giving up.
Congratulations to these wonderful people.
Master Kathy Wieczerza (standing third from left) tested for 8th degree in Tae Kwon Do. She displayed skill, power, knowledge and creativity that was impressive.
Last night in the Goju-Shorei Weapons class she, as the Goju-Shorei Weapons Director, showed changes she has incorporated in the curriculum. Again, a display of skill, power, knowledge and creativity that have become the hallmark of Master Wiz.
I love that the System is still growing and evolving. I now have new things to learn in a System I created - how cool is that?
Kathy has also added the tactical flashlight and carabiner - more stuff to learn!!! Again, how cool is that?
If a martial arts system isn't constantly evolving and growing, it is dying. The…Continue
Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on April 7, 2016 at 11:12am
I am often told that good businessmen and good martial artists are more often than not, mutually exclusive. I mean, how can you focus on creating good students and at the same time pay attention to the bottom line? Over and over we have all seen people who are amazing teachers fail at the business of martial arts. WHY??
To start, most people spend years working at the martial arts craft. Countless hours going to class, attending seminars, competing in tournaments and the list can go on for days. Moreover, after they obtain a high level of proficiency, typically it only increases your thirst for more…Continue
Posted by Dave McNeill on March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm
Looking from the outside in.
How many times have you been watching your students and thought, "How are they not getting this? It's so simple: step to the right and knock them out". Everything is so clear from across the room. Even if they are senior students, and the answer is literately staring them in the face, they keep missing it.
When I was kid, my parents would always say "you always have to learn things the hard way, don't you?"
Are you suffering from this in your business?
Many times we are working tirelessly to accomplish our goals, yet we never seem to meet them. However, if someone else had the same situation with the same circumstances the answer would be obvious.
Stepping back and looking at your current situation is something that must become a habit. It is counterproductive to try to make decisions with no perspective. Here are three quick ways to seek knowledge that may be staring right at you:…
Posted by Dave McNeill on March 8, 2016 at 1:00pm