The Secret to Raising a Kind Daughter

Read this article on the secret to raising a kind daughter. I think it applies to us all. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kari-kubiszyn-kampakis/raising-a-kind-daughter_b_4661700.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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Finding the Gift of Living Masterfully

Finding the Gift of Living Masterfully A blog by Stephen K. Hayes Click the picture

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The Modern Ninja Perspective: Stephen K. Hayes

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 [...]

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Thousand Oaks Safest City

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 [...]

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Your Brain on Yoga

Your brain on yoga- this is a great article from the October edition of Fitness Magazine:     Feeling fuzzy at your afternoon meeting? Trade your lunchtime job for a quickie yoga session. New research shows that hitting the mat for just 20 minutes boosts cognitive performance more that running does; this may be because [...]

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September 11th….I’m Not Changing A Thing 9/11

It’s September 11th, and I’m not changing a thing. Did this grab your attention? I hope so. You read this right- this warrior isn’t changing a thing. I warn you- don’t jump to conclusions- gather all the information and read on. You see, so many people go about their day- day after day- absorbed in [...]

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Don’t Let Go, Daddy….

Don’t Let Go, Daddy….   I am a child of the 70’s. I played outside. A lot. I rode my bike all over town…in a town with two thousand people and two traffic lights (through I hear now they are down to one traffic light). We built homemade bike ramps and jumped the bikes like [...]

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You Can Be a Hero This Memorial Day

You can be a hero this Memorial Day! As many of us spend a long weekend with friends and family enjoying BBQ, our armed forces men and women will spend the weekend doing what they do best…being warriors for freedom. You can be a hero this weekend by showing the troops that they are appreciated. [...]

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What To-Shin Do Means- A Journey to First Dan

What To Shin Do Means to Me In our school we are taught elements of structure, angles, connectivity, evasive mobility and fitting in spaces. We are taught to use attitudes and breath patterns to pair with each element.  No doubt this is an authentic real martial art not to be mistaken for a partial art [...]

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How Do I Get the Benefits of To-Shin Do Martial Arts? Just Start….

From our friend Mark Davis at the  Boston Martial Arts Center…. “One of the most inspirational moments in martial arts is to see a new person start martial arts. The white belt is clean- their uniform is new. Each and every moment each counts for the white belt. After years in the martial arts, I [...]

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