Posts Tagged “martial arts”

Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Story

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Become Your ‘Best Self’ – Story

My whole adult life I’ve faked being a legit martial arts teacher.  No one knows it, but I’m afraid of fighting.  Flash back to 1996 when I’m sixteen years old.  I’m training for my first kickboxing fight.  I’ve competed in karate tournaments, but this is the real deal.  Full contact kickboxing.  The goal is a knockout.  Unfortunately,…

My 1st Black Belt Test

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My 1st Black Belt Test

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden   Lifting heavy weights my skinny, teenage arms gave out and a 40 pound dumbbell dropped itself full force onto the tip of my right thumb.  The now numb nail would be black for the next 6 months from…

Speech – Lessons in Life from a Journey Through the Ring

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One of my other goals this year is to improve my speaking skills.  I’ve recently been practicing and delivering a speech titled Lessons in Life from a Journey Through the Ring.  This speech is about one of the fighters I trained for a long time and his story of learning humility, self-awareness, and perseverance through the martial arts…

“Man of Character”

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“Man of Character”

Rashad Brown. Rashad Brown is a burgeoning 23-year-old middleweight boxing contender heading into the prime of his career.  Boxers and trainers compare his look and style to a young Muhammad Ali with his lean, tall body, deft movement and smooth punching combinations.  Rashad is an undefeated professional, ranked in the top fifty in his weight…

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