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It Starts With One Question

I’ve been a Christian all my life. Or have I? I mean, I’ve attended church from the time I was young, growing up Catholic and going to Sunday school. When I got married I took my family to church because that’s what I thought was the right thing to do.  I always knew about God […]

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Your Child and The Martial Arts, My Thoughts.

People come to the martial arts for a wide variety of reasons, especially children.  They see them in a movie or on TV, like the Ninja Turtles, or maybe a video game they play and they actually want to be able to do those moves themselves, or they may wish to compete and win trophies.  […]

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My Martial Arts Path Part3; Seeking Truth.

I boarded a plane and left South Korea January 6, 1986 heading to Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  While my training with Master Yun ended, my martial arts journey had just begun. Many begin with obtaining a black belt as their ultimate goal.  A black belt only means that the basics of the art were mastered.  The black […]

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My Karate Journey Part 2; Training in Korea

It was Monday, January 21, 1985 and after being released from work for the day, I ate a quick dinner, grabbed my white gi (I will use the term gi, rather than dobak, because it is more universally known) and belt, and ran to Master Yun’s dojang.  My official journey in the martial arts and […]

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My Martial Arts Journey Part 1: From Basketball to White Belt.

At 51 years old and starting a journey to trace what I believe to be the true roots of the martial art of traditional Tang Soo Do, I figured I should start with my journey thus far.  Not to bore you with an “It happened a long time ago….” type story, but a little background […]

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11 Child Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know!

I loved my childhood! I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, no internet, no computers, no cell phones, not even a pager!  Some may say that it was safer back then, but I don’t think there is that big of a difference.  There were still rapists, murderers and pedophiles lurking around like today, but […]

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