No: The Most Powerful Little Word

No: A negative response to a request or declaration.  I recall a few years ago talking with a high-level executive…

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Martial Arts and Cultural Appropriation

Culture- The integrated pattern of beliefs, patterns, and norms endemic of a particular group originating from similar characteristics such as…

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Self-Protection and Machiavelli

A requirement I maintain for my Black Belts is to read certain books from a list that I have found…

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If You See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something. This mantra became part of the American lexicon in the aftermath of 9/11. Suffice…

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Rage Against Fear

Martial arts schools today focus on the ancillary benefits of training rather than the true purpose of the art itself.…

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Facts: Don’t Wait Too Long

The recent case of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia has once again raised the specter of a fractured society in…

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Revenge, Vengeance, & Justice

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance, of justice: injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.” -Samuel Johnson “A hundred-year-old revenge…

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The Social Media PhD

There was a time in society, especially American society, that respect was a virtue. Younger generations were taught to respect…

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The Power of Words

Words mean things. That reality has been lost in the modern world. Words are tossed around flippantly, as if they…

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Choices

If you have ever trained in the martial arts, undoubtedly you recognize that there are far more benefits to training…

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