Hello everyone, I hope that all your summer time activities were great. It is always a mixed feeling when summer starts winding down. September is upon us, vacations are slowing down the children are going back to school . But with the end of summer comes the fall season it is one of the great seasons here in Michigan. I’m very excited I have been able to dedicate time for training. I’m looking forward to everyone coming back into the dojo and really start focusing on Arnis and personal improvement. With summer over there are less distractions and more ability to apply ourselves towards improvement on the Path of the Martial Way.
Professor spoke to me about striving for improvement, It’s very important not to get lax or sit on our laurels. To become the best person and martial artist we can be, we have to work everyday at improving. Many of you have heard me talk about how it is easy to be third or fifth or last. It takes hard work to be the best.
I really want to impress upon everyone that striving to be Number 1 is important , but its not just with the stick, a punch or a kick. I’m referring to you, yourself and how you effect everyone around you. Can you look in the mirror and honestly say you are applying yourself as a husband/wife, a significant other, a father /mother, or a friend? Or do you blame others for shortcomings or negative outcomes? Now is a great time to begin improvement at your job, your relationships with friends and family, and to yourself. Yes I said yourself. Are you working out? Are you satisfied with where you are or do you want more? Are you happy in your relationships? Are you happy with your progress at work and in the martial arts? There are so many things that can impact our ability to be the great person we all can be. Let’s try and put the distractions and the EXCUSES aside and start working hard this month.
I’m very excited we have added kick boxing to the schedule Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. If you have time you should come in and try the class out. It’s a lot of hard work but very rewarding. Sept. 22nd is the Work shop , the topic is TAPI-TAPI. I’m very excited and I’m looking forward to sharing some intricate details at this workshop.
Also in October is ArnisFest. I would like to request that anyone and everyone that is capable in going do so. This is going to be a great camp.
In closing, I’m looking forward to everyone coming to the dojo and training, Please be inspired , train hard and most importantly, enjoy your time and inspire others.
SEE YOU ON THE MAT!!!!!!!