Who Invited You?
Posted: January 22, 2019
“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group.” -Anthony Robbins
I trust this blog finds you well.
Do you absolutely love the Dojo?
I bet you do.
Would you like to know a 100% guaranteed way to dramatically improve the quality of your training?
Reach out to the people who used to train with you, but are no longer on the mat.
Life is challenging. It's a lot more challenging than the Martial Arts.
Life is also far more important than the Martial Arts.
Everybody knows that.
Here's the paradox.
Martial Arts training provides us with a spectacular "blue print" for overcoming obstacles and accomplishing our goals.
It teaches us how to make great decisions, and follow through on them.
It also shows us how bad decisions lead to bad consequences.
Students who fell off the path could definitely benefit from the "uniquely universal" value of the Martial Arts, especially if they're going through a hard time.
Use your influence and encourage them to come back.
What's in it for you?
Half of your training involves building better training partners.
The other half involves mastering the Martial Arts.
Those two things will determine how far you go in this journey.
It's your Dojo.
Do everything you can to make it the best training environment possible; for you, your classmates, and your community.
You probably won't fall off the path, but if you ever do, it's great to know that your classmates will help you get back on track.
It's your Dojo.
Let’s build it.
I look forward to seeing you in class at the Dojo.
Kyoshi Thomas Clifford
PS - If someone is already enrolled in another Martial Arts program, please do not disrupt their training. That never works out well, and it’s in very poor taste.