My Philosophy

Kickbits: (Most of the following is my personal philophy on life and some are quotes I read from elsewhere)

"Without a Student, there is no Teacher"
"I teach, so I must learn..., I learn so I can teach"!

If in the course of time, you discover something better, do not be afraid to change!

You cannot change what you do not acknowledge! You cannot acknowledge what you do not know. Learn, so that you know, Acknowledge, it can be better, Change!

If only I knew then, what I know now...,WoW!

I know the Martial Arts are good for my kids, that's why I didn't let them  quit!

Keep healthy and Stay Healthy! Once you lose your health, you lose your freedom, and freedom of choice.  Allow yourself to be healthy and choose to be happy! 

My take on Children & Martial Arts

If you send your child for piano lessons, do you expect them to play the piano, or do you just want them to have "fun"?!

"You do not have to be able to play the piano to know it is not being played correctly..., find another piano teacher!

It is fair to want your child to have some fun in training, but if you just want them to have fun, take them to Disney World!

"My kids are not brats because others will not love them as much as I do!"

"Give your child everything they want even if they don't earn it if you are sure you are going to be their boss when they grow up!"

I just don't have time to be nice... I have a limited time to teach you well.

Who is a Black Belt?

A Black Belt is not just someone, who can kick and punch and knows how to fight, or has learnt all the forms...  a Black Belt is someone who has devoted time and effort into training, has honor and respect for the system, maintains dignity and merit for the rank, and has pride and belief in him/herself.

Before you can lead, you must learn how to follow.

Don't just follow anyone..., know who you are following, why you are following & where you are going!. 

If you know where you are going, don't follow....Lead!

You don't have to be at the front to lead.... and you don't have to be alone!

"Add Pride to Stubborness and you may lose a good teacher, a good student, or a good friend"

We aim to be the best of the best!  ...is it better to be the best of the worst or the worst of the best...?!

Remember, you are only champion for that day, and only against those that competed that day!

Our students do extremely well at competitions, and I always remind them, it is not that we are that good..., but that the rest could have been bad!

Time is the one opponent that we can't beat!

Make time for yourself, your family and your friends!

Most things in "life" can be replaced with "time", not so with "time" or "life"..., spend both wisely!

Natural talent can only take you so far, the rest is "self discipline" and "hard work"

*"The Wisdom of Experience tells us to Beware of the Strength of Youth."*

*"When High Schools and Universities find a way, for students to always have fun, I'll be the first to adopt it!"*

*You failed many times although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.*

*The victories are great..., but it's the times you get up after you've been knocked down, that really counts!*

*Courage is not action that is without fear.., but in spite of it!*

*"The only person you can rely on in a self defense situation, is Yourself!"
"When you are in a situation, and you don't need to fight..., it's Self Defense, if you need to fight..., it's Damage Control!"*

*"Train for the unexpected... expect the worst"*