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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Life is as good as you make it

I had an absolutely great weekend!

Yes I was pleased that Corey "Major" Nelson won his 10th MMA bout. Although I am so very happy for Corey's well deserved result it is about much much more.

We had a great support team that included Shabe Kafo,Richard Sargeant,Grant Jones,our official strapper was even there Ms Kathryn and the man Brian Ebersole!

How did we celebrate?  well it was in the early hours of the morning we ended up sitting in a great cafe called " Chappelli's" shared a great meal and simply chatted about people and about KMA. It was unusual how we ended up on this line of praising and we celebrated not just the win but how we are all surrounded by great people and training to win in the game of life.

Our lives could have turned out so differently without the martial arts, but hey here we are!

Life is more than good, its great simply because we made the right choices!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Train to Never Quit!

I had a chance to meet up with Master Reyes,he certainly is a shining example of "training to nevder quit".

So why bother going to 7th dan?

As well as challenging myself I have to sincerely say its all about my students. There is nothing I ask of them that I would not do myself and that includes training and working towards my next level.

Is it about the belt?

Certainly not,its about sharpening the sword,its about constant and never ending improvement,its about growth and inspiration which quite frankly cannot be shown by simply wearing a belt.

Last but not least its about the training, I aim for my students and my industry peers to see and know I am active and always working.Winning respect and self respect is everything to me. Its almost 30 years in the making so its something that did not happen over night.....infact as I reflect I am amazed at all the things I have been through and how quickly it has gone.

Now its time to enjoy that wonderful view from the top of the mountain and live the martial arts for life!