Martial Arts Training: Creating a Better Future for the World
Posted: August 15, 2019
The story below was emailed to me just a few years ago. While the themes have changed over the years, it is a story that I have heard repeated many times in my career as a martial arts instructor. The story, and all those like it demonstrate the real benefits of martial arts training for our students and the World at large.
What you are about to read is a story of the impact people training in the martial arts can have on our World.
Please note: Names and personal details have been edited out of the original email to preserve privacy and protect the minors involved in the story.
Violence in our communities, a reality not to be ignored
Posted: April 05, 2019
Yet another report of violence in our schools landed in my Facebook Feed today. Sad.
Generosity: The Missing Element In Society?
Posted: February 19, 2018
I have a question for you. When was the last time you saw a true act of Generosity?
Remember, Generosity is the act of giving without expecting anything in return...
Doing something kind or giving to create a "photo op" or on video for later posting to Youtube, Facebook or other social media does not, in my mind, qualify as an act of generosity. Those acts, while nice, are beiing done for recognition, to gain the 'giver' a social media ego boost and gain them some measure of "fame". They gave with a self-serving purpose.
Bullying Still A Very Real Problem
Posted: February 15, 2018
Pardon me, Let's just slide this over here...
There, now that I can get up on my "soap box" and hopefully wake up my community...
BULLYING IS A VERY REAL PROBLEM IN OUR SCHOOLS!
Social Media and Self-Esteem in Teens
Posted: February 14, 2018
Social Media outlets such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram exert a significant impact on the mental and emotional wellbeing of Teens, Tweens and many Young Adults. In some cases this impact is positive, giving them an outlet for positive experiences and growth. Unfortunately this is not the most common effect seen, however. We need a way to reverse the mental and emotional damage being done through social media.
"Recent research has shown that using social networking sites, namely Facebook, can increase people’s stress levels, produce and negatively affect a person’s sense of self." - PsychCentral