October 7, 2019

"It ain't about how hard ya hit. 

It's about how hard you can get hit 

and keep moving forward....

That's how winning is done!”
-Rocky Balboa

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that I have some very paternal, protective instincts when it comes to the kids I teach....

September 23, 2019

Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”
Leo Buscaglia

 

There is perhaps no human quality more sought-after, and yet less understood, than strength.

Strength is, simply, essential to our survival.  It is the quality that allow us as ind...

August 19, 2019

"Real living is living for others."

– Bruce Lee

We recently went to the movies to see “Once Upon a Time…. In Hollywood”, Quentin Tarantino’s “love letter to Old Hollywood”, as more than a couple critics have described it.  (We all enjoyed it, and do indeed recommend it t...

July 22, 2019

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you,
but so you can see the world.”
― David McCullough Jr.

When I was born in the Fall of 1970, the Apollo 11 mission was only a little over a year old.  But even though I grew up understanding what a massive achievement of scie...

June 10, 2019

"Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going."
-Jim Ryun


 

Life gives us a lot to think about.  Every day, in ways big and small, there are questions to be answered, puzzles to be solved, obstacle courses to be navigated.  If we also had to expend...

May 28, 2019

“On this day, take time to remember those who have fallen. 

But on every day after, do more; 

put the freedoms they died for to greater and nobler uses.” 

–Richelle E. Goodrich  

Dear Dojo Family,

I hope this long weekend has provided ample opportunity for family time...

May 12, 2019

“Every victorious warrior
draws his strength
from the highest source:
his love.” 
― Tapan Ghosh

Take that sentence, turn the pronouns from masculine to feminine, and replace the words "victorious warrior" with "mother", and if anything that declaration becomes all the m...

April 30, 2019

One important key to success is confidence.

One important key to confidence is preparation.

-Arthur Ashe

For the past two months now, eighteen of our warriors--kids and adults, students of Karate and Kickboxing-- have been deep in the midst of a true rite of passage in ou...

March 18, 2019

“The dilemma of evil
is that even as it carries out its dark sinister work,
it always ends up strengthening Good
and evoking even more strongly

the very Light that it so desperately tries to extinguish."

-The Reverend Roberto Miranda

It was in a crowded Boston church, com...

March 11, 2019

Whether you think you can

or think you can't,

you're right.

-Henry Ford

You’ll notice a lot of violent battles being waged in our Dojo these days.  The combatants are dedicated martial artists taking on their own self-doubts and preconceived notions of their abilities.  Th...

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“Every victorious warrior
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