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July 2018 Newsletter

New Blog Post - Becoming a Master of What’s Important Mastery is the key word for Black level 4. It is the ranking we often bestow the title Sigung “Master.” The test, as Sigung Melodie just demonstrated, takes 6 days of about 12 hours each day to perform and display all ...

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Becoming a Master of What’s Important

Mastery is the key word for Black level 4. It is the ranking we often bestow the title Sigung “Master.” It is a high standard to reach in our Pai Lum school. In addition to having rank of Black level 4 in Kung Fu, Kenpo, Tai Chi or Kickboxing, ...

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June 2018 Newsletter

Creating a Warrior of the Soul Creativity is the key word for Black III. All the tools, skills, strategies of the Pai Lum marital arts are now honed internally and externally. Now it is time to experiment, to merge movements and ideas that may have not been thought of before. It ...

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Creating a Warrior of the Soul

Creativity is the key word for Black III. All the tools, skills, strategies of the Pai Lum marital arts are now honed internally and externally. Now it is time to experiment, to merge movements and ideas that may have not been thought of before. It is time to make the ...

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May 2018 Newsletter

It was a dark and stormy night, where’s the captain? People think leaders are “in charge” and “get their way.” But real leadership is steering the wheel of a ship so that it lands at a destination that is good for everyone on the ship. Leadership is a place of serving ...

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It was a dark and stormy night, where’s the captain?

We looked at the key ideals/words for the lower ranks (White-Grey 2). Now let’s look ahead a bit to the higher levels Black 1-Black 9. What happens after one reaches enlightenment of black 1? One is still a student and one still continues to learn. Remember the code "Always learn ...

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April 2018 Newsletter

What Does It Really Mean to Be a Black Belt? Does enlightenment mean one can perceive all the mysteries of the universe? Yes. I mean no. I mean yes there should be a perception of us in the right place in the universe – but there will always remain unfathomable mysteries ...

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What Does It Really Mean to Be a Black Belt?

The level of Black higher level One is often associated with great knowledge and skills - an almost mystical power seems to be bestowed upon those who attain it. And indeed in our system the key word for Black 1 is "Enlightenment." But does enlightenment mean one can perceive all ...

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March 2018 Newsletter

Wisdom Better than Riches Wisdom is not your mental ability, but your spirit ability to make good choices. You might know everything to know about food and drink and calories and cooking, but it is wisdom to know eat healthy. Read more on Sigung Steve's blog... WARRIOR WEEK - 24 Seminars - ...

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Wisdom Better than Riches

Wisdom is the key ideal for Gray 2 level. Wisdom is not just knowledge but how and when to use knowledge. It is not getting 100% answers on a test, but knowing when to apply that knowledge to real life. It is not being smart, but being discerning. Wisdom is ...

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