http://lifeofafighter.com/2013/12/the-modern-ninja-perspective-stephen-k-hayes/ A wonderful article with Stephen K. Hayes view of spirituality in the martial arts. It takes a bold person to look inward during their training journey. Our dojo has many walks of life involved- people with all kinds of religious and spiritual backgrounds. Yet, the common theme of our student creed and code of ethics [...]
Pro-active efficiency This month we will focus on being pro-active in promoting the promotion of good and the prevention of difficulty. As a NPMAC student, you have explored Code of Ethic #1; I protect life and health, I avoid violence whenever possible. The easiest way to deal with trouble is not to be where [...]
Share your knowledge! This month we explored the role of teachers We reviewed what it looks like to lead by example; we were reminded of the many teachers we have in our life and remembered to be thankful for them; we even learned how to look at a negative experience and find a teachable moment. [...]
November Visualization ExerciseNPMAC Ninja Peaceful Warrior homework: we challenge our students and fans to give themselves 5 minutes of uninterrupted time, and see what comes to mind when you recall some of your favorite teachers…. What gift have they shared with you? How have you progressed in your life because of a great teacher?Thank a teacher today!
This week we continue our month theme of “Teachers”- and specifically we explore part of our Code of Ethic- I believe in my teachers. I show respect for all who help me progress. A great teacher guides us and helps us learn how to have a great life. Who comes to mind for you as [...]
I lead by example Happy bountiful November! This month we explore the idea of compassion, and living a fulfilling life. You can live a life with confidence and compassion more readily if you walk your talk. Black Belt excellence is meant to extend beyond the dojo. How do you lead by example and experience personal [...]
As we continue this month being mindful of living an empowered life, examples and experiences will present themselves to you to continue to serve as a powerful role model. How have you used the mind science curriculum to better yourself and your training this month?
Project Holiday Stockings comes to Newbury Park Martial Arts Center again! Here is your chance to make a big difference in the lives of our fine men and women in the armed services. A few facts about this fabulous program: 2013 1. Project Holiday Stockings begins Nov. 1st and ends Dec. 13th. 2. The stockings take 10 to 14 [...]
Thousand Oaks was just voted the safest city in California (of cities with a population over 100,000). I am honored to live here and raise my family here. So, why, if we are so safe, do we need so many “fighting” martial arts schools? Why should we train in martial arts in Newbury Park, Thousand [...]
Newbury Park Martial Arts Center has had a fabulous month of exploration! Think about all the in-depth topics you discussed in class: How to extend respect to others, how to be a good role model and alive, alert living. What an awesome curriculum to support our ninja self-defense! Thank you for being bold enough to [...]