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27

March

Your attitude means a lot

Moo Sa Martial Arts & Kids Karate

YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE

Have you ever been around a group of truly successful people? Have you ever spent time with people that are at the peak of their game? What were they like? How did you feel when you were around them? What type of “vibes” did they exude?

The late great Zig Ziglar said "It's your attitude, not your aptitude that will determine your altitude."

One of the things our students love most about their martial arts training with us is the positive atmosphere that we provide. If you’ve never considered martial arts as a way to get fit and learn a valuable skill you really should. It’s a blast! When it comes to kids, there isn’t anything else like  it.

21

March

Powerful message

Moo Sa Martial Arts & Kids Karate

 
THE SHOPPING MALL
 
In a large Southern city there is a magnificent shopping center which stands on the former city garbage dump. For over a century no one saw this location as anything but the “garbage dump”.
 
Many years ago, however, some progressive minded citizens started “seeing” that location as the location for a beautiful new shopping center. Immediately, they stopped dumping garbage and started hauling good, clean fill dirt and dumping it over the century old garbage. They did this until a solid foundation was prepared. On this foundation, a magnificent new shopping center was built.
 
There are two points to this story:
 
Point 1: Notice, you can’t build on garbage. You can’t build a shopping mall on garbage, and you can’t build a happy, successful life on garbage. What do I mean when I say garbage? I’m talking about the garbage of negative thinking. There is no way you will be a happy, positive, productive person if you try to build your life upon a foundation of negative thinking. You won’t be happy and successful, and you won’t become a Black Belt either. There is no way you can achieve a Black Belt by thinking negatively or by criticizing or doubting yourself. To become a Black Belt Champion you have to build your life on the foundation of a positive mental attitude!
 
Point 2: We live in a negative world. Maybe someone has been dumping garbage on you and into your mind. Garbage can get dumped into your mind by other people (by what they say) and garbage can filter into your mind by things that you hear and read (i.e. media). Either way, like building the mall, you’re going to have to cover up that garbage with the good, the clean, the pure and the positive! That’s why it’s so important to read positive material and be involved with positive things like your martial arts training. To be positive, you have to surround yourself with positive things! We would love to have you see why training at the Moo Sa Black Belt Academy will provide you with the right atmosphere, culture and people to help you become a black belt champion in life! Check us out at www.moosakarate.com

15

March

How to succeed in life

Moo Sa Martial Arts & Kids Karate

I want to talk about growing and pushing your comfortablility zone. To become better at anything in life you must grow. You learn more, your get stronger, your company grows, whatever it is you have to grow to become better. Growth is a painful process. Children have to grow up and in the process of growing up they feel GROWING PAINS. If you own your own business you will go through GROWING PAINS when it starts to get bigger. But it is important to understand that this PAIN is essential for growth becuase it means we are pushing our boundries and stepping outside our comfort zone. No one has ever achieved greatness by playing it safe and staying in their comfor zone. Think about lifting weights. If you lift the same weight the same amount of times every day you will get stronger to a certin point. But that is it. You will stay at that level unless you increase the weight. The next day you will have pain in your muscles because they are now growing stronger. That pain was an indicator that you stepped outside your comfort zone and push your limits and went beyond them. So keep this in mind throughout your day and during your training. Push your limits, step outside your comfort zone, don't be afraid to fail. Failure is a great thing because once you fail enough times you will get it right. But if you only fail once and you never try again, you will never reach your goal.

27

February

Choose to be a Black Belt

Moo Sa Martial Arts & Kids Karate

 
There was once in the city of Venice, Italy an old man who was known for being a genius. It was said that this old man could answer any question or solve any problem.
 
So two boys got the idea that they could fool the old man, so they caught a small bird and went to him with this question. The one boy held the bird in his hand and ask the old man whether the bird was dead or alive. Without hesitation the old man said, “ Son if I say to you the bird is alive, you will close your hand and crush it to death. If I say the bird is dead you will open your hand and the bird will fly away. You see, son, in your hands you hold the power of life and death. It’s in your hands!”
 
The same is true for becoming a Black Belt – It’s in your hands. Only you can choose; no one else can make that choice for you. You can choose if you want to wear one or you can show up for class each week and become one. It’s in your hands!

23

February

How to become a black belt

Moo Sa Martial Arts & Kids Karate

The Choice Is Yours!
 
The Japanese raise a tree called the Bonsai tree. It’s beautiful and perfectly formed, although it’s height is measured in inches.
 
In California, we find a forest of giant green trees called Sequoias. One of these giants has been named the General Sherman. It extends into the sky 272 feet and measures 79 feet in circumference. This tree is so large, that if we cut it down, it would produce enough lumber to build 35 – five room houses!
 
The amazing thing is that at one time, the Bonsai and the General Sherman were the same size. The both began as tiny little seeds. However, when the Bonsai tree started to grow, the Japanese pulled it from the ground and tied off its tap-root. This stunted its growth.
 
Unlike the Bonsai, the seed of the General Sherman was planted in the rich, fertile soil of California. If grew in environment that got plenty of water, nutrients and sunlight.
 
Neither of these trees have any choice in what they become, BUT YOU DO! Being a Black Belt is a choice. You can choose to GET a Black Belt, or you can choose to BE a Black Belt. What’s the difference = being a Black Belt is a lifestyle. It’s taking the lesson we learn in class, and living them outside the Dojang.
 
 

It’s being respectful outside the Dojang (not just here), it’s being Discipline outside the Dojang (not just here). It’s acting like a Black Belt all the time – not just here.
 
And it starts with a decision! Before you can BE a Black Belt, you have to make the decision; do you want to BE a Black Belt, or do you just want to get one? A real Black Belt lives it – not wears it.