Never too old: Benefits of Martial Arts by Age

A lot of people think they are too old, or too young, to start learning martial arts. It can feel intimidating to start something new at any age. The truth is, there is no “best age” to start learning martial arts! Practicing martial arts provides a range of benefits for people of every age. As long as you can walk, … Read More

When Coaching Your Kids, Understand The 3 Ways They Learn

When Coaching Your Kids

👇 Actual Conversation 👇 “Don’t step back, step forward. Try again. The foot you just used, step forward. No no, the other foot. Step forward. No sir, step forward. That’s backwards, step forward. You just changed your guard completely. Please change your guard back. Perfect. Now, bring your knee and elbow together, and step forward. Watch me. Like this. Slap … Read More

Set Your Intention

Set Your Intention

One of the best ways to have an amazing class is to decide beforehand, exactly HOW it will be an amazing session.  Every time you are about to take a lesson, whether it’s online with our video classes or in person, DECIDE. Decide what your intention will be.  At the end of this class, will you be: More flexible? Stronger? … Read More

VIRTUAL GRADUATION for 215 Students Training Martial Arts Online!

🤯 VIRTUAL GRADUATION! Over 215 students 🤯 tested and passed! “There I was, in the middle of the corona pandemic… we were losing lives in our country, businesses were shut down, people were in quarantine, the political landscape was crazy, and I— “Yeah. Exactly. What were you? What did YOU do? What will YOUR story be? THESE students have an … Read More

200+ Activities for Leesburg families

The Leesburg and Loundoun County community has a lot to offer locals who are looking for family activities, like King Pinz, EXIT Plan escape rooms, Cobb Theaters, Hogback Mountain Paintball, Pump it Up and Glow Golf… just to name a few. Along the Potomac River, the Leesburg and Loudoun County areas are unique to Virginia. Leesburg is a family-oriented area … Read More

DOOOGGGG PIILLLEEEE!!!

Black Belt

Those were the good ol’ days! Thirty years ago in karate class, it wasn’t the best idea to come to train on your birthday… If Master Arthur found out you came to class on your birthday, he stopped everything to celebrate!! “Celebrate…” “It’s Don’s birthday today!! DOOOGGGG PIILLLEEEE!!!” Everyone would proceed to pounce on the birthday kid, holding him down, … Read More

“Because You’re Fat & Out of Shape.”

“How dare you say that to me!! Fat?! Out of shape?! If I wasn’t eleven years old I would—“  That was all in my head. I was outraged. And I was hurt.  There was a young and inexperienced instructor teaching the karate class, and he saw me struggling on a technique. He came over to help, and in frustration, I … Read More

You’re on TWO Journeys, Not Just ONE?

You realize you’re on two separate journeys, right?  You start taking martial arts, and you decide to train hard, learn to defend yourself, and work towards earning your black belt. Ahhh black belt, the quest, the goal… the destination. You’ve begun your first journey.  The journey of achievement.  And it’s going to be awesome. You’re going to have to push … Read More

Quitting isn’t an option…

Tremiti Islands

He was in tears, struggling with the new curriculum we were teaching him. Everything about his demeanor was shouting defeat.  This wasn’t like him. He would normally rise to the challenge, work hard and figure it out. But this day… it was getting to him.  I had a chat with his mom after class, explained what I saw, let her … Read More

So, what’s YOUR story gonna be?

So there I was head in my hands, crying like a baby in the middle of the afternoon, completely devastated by what was happening around me. And this wasn’t just once… this was an everyday occurrence. But I didn’t quit. I didn’t stop. I wiped my tears, cleaned my face, and got back on the martial arts floor, and kept … Read More