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New Goju-Shorei Weapons Black Ranks from Boise, Idaho

Left to Right:

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.

Posted by Dave McNeill on July 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

My TKD 8th Dan Project/Thesis - the "Subjective Object"

The Subjective Object

So this is a picture of the complete wooden version (including flashlight) of the Subjective Object (Also Known As "Fred") with the additional 3D printed version that I later made.

So what is the Subjective Object?

It all began with a blog post on perspective and this image.  It got me wondering if I could actually make it out of wood.…


Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on June 12, 2016 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Master Wieczerza

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…


Posted by Dave McNeill on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

LV 3 - Acupressure point linked with stress and pain relief, and other health benefits

Acupressure point linked with stress and pain relief, and other health benefits


Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on April 7, 2016 at 11:12am

The Journey That Counts


My martial arts career and practice has taken me to Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Barbados,…


Posted by Dave McNeill on April 2, 2016 at 6:30pm

Master Stone's Business Advise 101 - 3

Mutually Exclusive?????

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…


Posted by Dave McNeill on March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm

One Picture Worth 1,000 Words

Even if you don't understand the words.

This is such a powerful video promoting women's self-defense, even though it is for BJJ and in Portuguese, the message is unmistakeable.


Posted by Dave McNeill on March 10, 2016 at 8:00am

Master Stone's Business Advise 101 - 2

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



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