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  • TWO WORDS NOT SPOKEN ENOUGH

    AT THE END OF EVERY CLASS IN OUR DOJO, THE STUDENTS SAY DOMO ARIGATO WHICH TRANSLATES TO THANK YOU. THESE TWO WORDS, "THANK YOU" SPOKEN SINCERELY, CAN HAVE SUCH A POSITIVE IMPACT ON EVERYTHING THAT YOU MAY BE GRATEFUL FOR, AND THE GOOD AND BAD THINGS THAT MAY HAPPEN TO YOU. IN CLASS WE BOW TO EACH OTHER WHICH MEANS THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH ME AND NOT HURTING ME. A SIMPLE THANK YOU GOES A LONG WAY WHEN SOMEONE MIGHT BE HAVING A BAD DAY AND YOU THANK THEM FOR YOUR HELP WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. ONE WAY TO BE GRATEFUL IS TO BE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE IN YOUR LIFE. "PLEASE" START SAYING THESE TWO WORDS MORE OFTEN. "THANK YOU". ....

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  • YOUR JOURNEY WITH MEDITATION

    "MEDITATION EXPANDS YOUR HORIZONS IN LIFE, SHOWING YOU OPTIONS YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED". YOUR JOURNEY, ABOVE ALL MEDITATION IS A WAY TO UNDERSTAND, EXERCISE AND EXPLORE YOU MIND. THIS MAKES IT A DEEPLY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. PERHAPS YOU SHOULD KEEP A JOURNAL ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES. 1. REFLECT
    IN YOUR EXPERIENCE AND FEELINGS 2. REINVIGORATE
    YOUR PRACTICE BY REFERRING TO YOUR AIMS WHEN YOU LACK MOTIVATION 3. REMIND
    YOURSELF HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME REMEMBER, THERE IS NOT FINAL DESTINATION IN YOUR JOURNEY: AS YOU LEARN MORE AND ADVANCE IN YOUR PRACTICE, YOU WILL FIND MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ....

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  • The commitment to achieve your black belt and beyond

    Earning a black belt is not for everyone, However, many people that could have benefited from long-term training quit because they didn't make the commitment to get their black belt. Of course, there's no guarantee that if someone does makes the commitment they will achieve the rank. But one thing is for sure, once a student commits to getting a black belt, he or she is way more likely to get through the challenges that are surely coming their way than if they didn't make that commitment. That's why, as instructors, we should encourage our students to make that commitment as soon as possible. The commitment to "Martial Arts for Life"
    I believe that to commit to black belt is not ....

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  • DEFINITION OF JU-JUTSU

    JU-JUTSU MEANS THE SOFT TECHNIQUE AND IT HAS ITS ROOTS IN JAPANESE COMBAT TECHNIQUES, DEVELOPED AND PRACTICED BY THE SAMURAI. FROM JU-JUTSU OTHER MARTIAL ARTS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, JUDO, AIKIDO AND MANY KARATE STYLES HAVE ORIGINS FROM THE OLD JU-JUTSU. ....

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    THE PRINCIPLES OF ATTITUDINAL HEALING

    1. the essence of our being is love. 2. Health is inner peace. healing is letting go of fear 3. Giving and receiving are the same 4. We can let go of the past and the future. 5. Now is the time there is and each instant is for giving. 6. We can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than judging. 7. We can become love finders rather than fault finders. 8. We can choose and direct ourselves to be peaceful inside regardless of what is happening outside 9. We are students of and teachers to each other. 10. We can focus on the whole of life rather than the fragments. 11. Since love is eternal death need ....

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  •  in Akron - Zahand's Martial Arts - Bully Buster program spreads in area schools

    Bully Buster program spreads in area schools

    By STEVE WIANDT / Reporter Posted Aug 2, 2018 at 12:01 AM Updated at 10:25 AM http://www.mytownneo.com/news/20180802/bully-buster-program-spreads-in-area-schools CUYAHOGA FALLS — Make friends. Use humor. Ignore. Agree. Stand up. Walk away. These are six of the 12 steps to busting bullies, as taught by local karate teacher Matt Zahand. Zahand said he started his Bully Buster program two years ago when he returned from serving in the Navy and found that students in their teens and younger were committing suicide at an alarming rate. This is his third year presenting the program in local schools. Zahand, 23, has no children of his own, but as an instructor at his father’s ....

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  • Best four minutes of your life!!!

    The Best 4 Minutes of Your Life: Tabata By Jesse Enkamp When doing physical exercise you are always training either your aerobic or anaerobic capacity. It’s really that simple. If you don’t know the difference between these two, you’d better learn it right away. To give you a hint, the ultimate aerobic exercise is marathon running. The ultimate anaerobic exercise is… probably arm wrestling. Anyway. Imagine a method of training that will maximize your anaerobic capacity while at the same time increasing your aerobic capacity. Sounds like a dream come true, huh? “But you probably need a lot of equipment and expensive gear?” you may ask. ....

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  • The 4 mind sets of Karate

    4 Powerful Mindsets of Traditional Karate By Jesse Enkamp Everything begins in the mind. If your mindset is wack, you can’t even get out of bed in the morning. Karate is no exception. The art of Karate involves many states of mind. Today I’d like to share 4 with you: Shoshin, Mushin, Fudoshin and Zanshin. Check it out… #1: Shoshin (Beginner’s Mind) When I visit a new dojo, I put on white belt. Why? Because I’m expressing Shoshin. Shoshin is Japanese for “beginners mind”. It’s the open-minded attitude of being ready to learn; without preconceived notions, judgement or bias. Shoshin is essential for Karate, ....

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  •  in Akron - Zahand's Martial Arts - Akron's 10th Annual Bushido Cup

    Akron's 10th Annual Bushido Cup

    Akron's 10th annual Bushido Cup was a great success. The tournament started at 11 am with the preschoolers. They had a blast earning their medals in bull fighting and padded weapons competition. After their events, they went to the podium to get their pictures taken. Then the beginners came up and did their kata, and bull fighting and padded weapons. They really competed hard and all of the kids had good sportsmanship. Before the advanced kids went up, we had a special presentation for Sean Whaler and Tony Kennedy who received their probationary Black Belts. Their was lots of hugs, high fives and hand shaking going on. When we got the intermediate and advance kids, they fought hard and ....

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  • Martial Arts in Akron

    Lets live and think about the FOUR AGREEMENTS every day.
    1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
    . Use the power of your word in the direction on truth and love. 2. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
    . When you are immune to the opinions and actions of other, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. 3. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
    . Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. 4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
    . Simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret ....

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