Develop the Leader Within…

Recently we hosted a Board Breaking Graduation.  During the ceremony we had the children go through our six basic positions in class.  They all did pretty well but would occasionally copy each other.  So I decided to have them all close their eyes.  Then I made them do their positions again. Guess what happened???  They all did it perfectly!!! Amazing how that works.  Our eyes often play tricks on us.  We are naturally creatures of reflection.  Therefore often enough what we see or hear is what we do. This brings truth to the saying “monkey see monkey do”.  If we are to develop the leader within us as well as the leaders around us, we have to pause… close our eyes… and then take action.


Guro Larry, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!

Adapt…

As we “go” through life there are lots of changes.  These can be with our work, activities and even loved ones.  I use the term “go” because things do change and if we don’t adapt it is difficult to progress.  We have to learn to adapt.  There is a time to go with the flow and a time to take action on what is given to you.

An example of this is when you are driving down the road and someone changes lanes.  Not that bad except you are right where they are changing lanes.  To react would maybe put you into another lane with a car and an accident.  To take action might be to slow down and honk your horn to let them know you are there.  By taking this action you adapted to the situation.
Here is another example… you made your day around plans with a friend.  Now that the day has arrived you cant get a hold of them.  Your day is essentially on hold… or is it?   How about at work?  Your tasks and or your calender is set and then all the sudden a major project or fire lands on your desk… what do you do?
It took me a while to adjust to this concept.  I always remember great times with students.  Glory days of how things used to be.  But that was then… and this is now.
Life throws us many curve balls… when it does, make a change… adapt and flow to the next progression in your life.
“Blessed are the flexible… because they never get bent out of shape.”


Guro Larry, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!

How You Can Help Us Help Your Community!!!

I wanted to let you know we put together several additional ways you can help your community with our goal. As we mentioned before you can easily donate cans and we will give you free training. For TEN cans a free week and for 40 cans a free four weeks of training.

We also put together a small list to help you with other ideas that some of our students gave us.

I want to encourage all of you to try several different approaches to this.

#1 – bring in your cans
#2 – donate to the our change jug here at the school (change is great, but something the folds is wonderful)
#3 – donate online by click HERE!!!
#4 – find a local area business or even your work that will let you place a box for cans there
#5 – go and ask other people for donations or cans (give them the same list I just gave you)

Ok, here is an easy one… clean out your pantry :))) Go to your neighbor and ask the same thing. Doesn’t get any easier or cheaper than that!!!

All of these are good; but remember one thing for me… “There is no Tomorrow!!!”. If you put it off until tomorrow then it might not happen. This weekend you will be purchasing your groceries, placing them in your pantry. It is the perfect time to either grab a few extra cans while shopping or clean out the ones you have.

I thank you for all your help on this and hope to hear from you soon.


Guro Larry, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!