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January 2018 Newsletter

New Blog Post - I Am Yawn-Worthy; See Me Sigh Did you wake up this morning and say to yourself: "Today I'm going to be mediocre!"? Some may not say those words, but that is there attitude: "Bah! Another day...whatever I do today I'm going to do it half-hearted. I'll pick ...

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I Am Yawn-Worthy; See Me Sigh

Did you wake up this morning and say to yourself: "Today I'm going to be mediocre!"? Some may not say those words, but that is there attitude: "Bah! Another day...whatever I do today I'm going to do it half-hearted. I'll pick at my food. I'll lounge around the house. I'll ...

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December 2017 Newsletter

New Blog Post - Grasshopper, Be Like A Tree The sixth color code is Green: “Persistence.” Like a green plant or tree, one does not visually see them grow from day to day, but over weeks, months and years their continuous, persistent effort to reach the sky is evident. Read more ...

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Grasshopper, Be Like A Tree

The sixth color code is Green: “Persistence.” Like a green plant or tree, one does not visually see them grow from day to day, but over weeks, months and years their continuous, persistent effort to reach the sky is evident. In our kung fu classes we have a similar ideal ...

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November 2017 Newsletter

New Blog Post - Love Me, Love Them Not My son Callen is at a great age and place – he says on his own frequently through the day, “I love you Papa!” “I love you Mama!” Now I know he really loves us, but I’m a bit suspicious when he ...

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Love Me, Love Them Not

My son Callen is at a great age and place – he says on his own frequently through the day, “I love you Papa!” “I love you Mama!” Now I know he really loves us, but I’m a bit suspicious when he eyes my candy bar in my ...

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October 2017 Newsletter

New Blog Post - Respect Them, What If I Hate Them? Respect is important to self-defense because it often prevents conflict – especially when it comes from the heart. Read more on Sigung Steve's blog... Teacher Dinner Our annual thank you to all adult Sifus and Sihings will be at Sigung’s house Saturday, ...

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Respect Them? What If I Hate Them?

Purple is the level of respect. Once one has learned honor (respect for oneself) from the orange level then one can give honor/respect to others from the heart. While the outward discipline and practice can help shape the heart, eventually we want the heart leading the outward behavior. ...

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September 2017 Newsletter

New Blog Post - A Code for Living Orange is the level of honor. What do we mean when we say someone has “honor”? In the ancient days, samurai warriors were considered to have honor because they lived by a code. Read more on Sigung Steve's blog... Thanks to all who participated ...

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A Code for Living

Orange is the level of honor. What do we mean when we say someone has “honor”? In the ancient days, samurai warriors were considered to have honor because they lived by a code. That code might be to do whatever their lord tells them and if they failed then ...

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