Thoughts on Graduation in July

Some thoughts on Karate Graduations…

I love graduation! Graduation is my favorite time of the year – and we get to do it 6 times each year! It’s where we get to see the students show off and take another step towards their next rank of Black Belt. But to understand how it matters for the instructors and me, we also […]

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Past Present Future

The PURPOSE of Training…

We speak a lot about the next goals – training to be a Black Belt… … or what your next midterm or color belt is going to be but every so often it’s crucial that we take a minute and think about the real purpose. It’s NOT the belt… For every student we, at one point (and […]

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Yarnell Fire Procession

17th Anniversary of Yarnell Hill Fire…

I posted before on the Yarnell Hill Fire… It’s important for all of us in Arizona (and everywhere) to spend a moment to remember… On June 30, 2013, 19 members of the group were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. The Yarnell Hill Fire was a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, ignited by lightning on June […]

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Posting Points Getting Stars

Success and Rewards with our Star Reward Program

Check out the podcast on “Success and Rewards with our Star Reward Program” It’s for students and our families but I think other will find it valuable because it can be implemented outside of the Martial Arts! Mark Twain said “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection” and he’s so right. The KarateBuilt Reward system is […]

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