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Martial Arts - A Proven Formula For Personal Development

Posted: May 11, 2019

Dear Friend,


I trust this blog finds you well. 

Are you profiting from your participation in the Martial Arts?

If so, you are right on track. 

Keep it up! 

If not, adjust your approach.

Nobody ever regrets earning their Black Belt, and living a fascinating and fulfilling Martial Arts lifestyle.

Our method is simple. 

In addition to getting into the best shape of their lives, our students come to us to learn a specific skill. 

That skill is called self-defense. 

Becoming proficient develops a tremendous amount of self-control. 

The consequence of self-control is self-confidence. 

When a person has self-control and self-confidence, they are far less likely to get into a fight or become the victim of an assault. 

If they do have to defend themselves, they have the knowledge and skill to handle it.


Still not motivated?

That’s easy to solve. 

Surely, you have goals. 

Your goals are motives. 

Are you completely satisfied with everything in your life? 

If so, go live a little.

That will shift quickly. 

Here is a simple list of motives...

 1. Amplify energy 
 2. Increase flexibility 
 3. Reduce stress and anxiety 
 4. Build strength
 5. Improve memory 
 6. Enhance imagination
 7. Enlarge attention span 
 8. Develop coordination 
 9. Minimize fear 
10. Maximize courage 

All of these motives are met through the acquisition of knowledge and cultivation of skill in your Martial Arts training. 

Your work on the mat is largely a strategic process of transforming chaos into order. 

When we covert instability into integrity, whether it is mental, physical, or spiritual, we are creating order from chaos. 

You have motives.  

They are important to your fulfillment. 

Become conscious of your motives - and do not cower in fear of what it will require to attain them. 

The same formula that you apply to sharpen your strikes, blocks, and kicks, simultaneously strengthens your deficiencies and brings you fulfillment. 

You have motives. 

Face them. 

Achieve your goals. 

I look forward to seeing you and your family in class at the Dojo!



Kyoshi Thomas Clifford 


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