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Martial Arts

“I feel that learning martial arts is like sculpting a work of art from a block of marble – a lot of small, subtle motions over time finally reveal a beautiful work of art, but no one motion necessarily stands out”. – Amy Tucci from JKD women

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Probably one of the most difficult tasks as a human being is self-control. We react so quickly to situations without even thinking about what we’re actually doing. 568 more words


When The Work Gets Tough, I Don’t Give Up! Perseverance Is July's Powerful Word!

This month we will focus on the powerful word; “perseverance.”

Perseverance is “grit” or sticktoitiveness. The decision to persevere even when challenged says a great deal about someone’s character. 324 more words


Love Seeing IRT Practitioner's Train!!!

Nothing makes me happier than seeing IRT practitioner’s training even when we are separated by hundreds of miles.  In Instinctive Response Training we train in Weapons/Tools, Kicking, Hand Strikes, Trapping Hands, Joint Locks and Grappling.  141 more words

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Ms. Jen Barnes' Philosophy Paper

My Taekwondo Philosophy Jennifer Barnes
World Taekwondo Academy Saint Michael, MN
June 27, 2015

In the Fall of 2011, our family was headed to Subway for dinner and came across a large space next door being renovated. 1,724 more words



Respect — the ability to see and celebrate the value in ourselves and others. This is the most complex of our seven tenets. It requires the emotional, social, and cognitive maturity. 586 more words


And thus concludes the Gup Hyungs...

Wow. Just… wow. Or maybe whoa…

While I’m sure it still needs some editing, The Tang Soo Do Gup Hyungs for the Detail Oriented Mind is complete. 578 more words