Show Me Some (Tough) Love

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Offered by Willy Strohmeier – Colorado Karate Club It had to be when I was about ten years old, I had been doing Karate for a few years and I had gotten to green belt. By now though, the sparkle of training had been wearing off. I mean, there’s a lot of repetition, a lot… Read more »

Get Vaccinated!

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Offered by Willy Strohmeier, Colorado Karate Club I would not say it is an epidemic, but it is getting scary. I have been seeing so many posts on Social Media where people are affected by this disease, that I’d just rather not even look anymore. Zig Ziglar coined the term PLOM disease, or the “Poor… Read more »

The Power Of Failure And The Cost Of Success

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Offered by Willy Strohmeier – Colorado Karate Club Maddox is a vivacious six year old Karate student who trains consistently every week and enjoys the training and its benefits. This day, Maddox, along with several other students, is testing for his Yellow Belt. He has trained and prepared well. His mom and dad are here… Read more »

The “Bum” Who Saved My Home…

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Offered by Willy Strohmeier – Colorado Karate Club It was a cool Saturday morning in March 1989, life in Lima, the capital of Peru, was strained. The economy was in shambles, with food, water, and fuel shortages. Crime was rampant everywhere, especially home break-ins. In our neighborhood, there used to be a young man probably… Read more »

An Attitude of Gratitude

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Offered by Sensei Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club Little 3 year old Rebecca was leaving with her mom after her Karate class, when I came over and said to her: “Rebecca, you did very well in class today, I’m proud of how much you have improved!” While Rebecca smiled, mom looked at her and said:… Read more »

The Best Job I Ever Had

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Offered by Sensei Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club I often hear people complain about their jobs, their boss, the drive, the pay, etc. and the more I think about it, I wonder why that is. I also thought about my own job and came to think that maybe too many folks are stuck in the… Read more »

Building a Stronger Community

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Offered by Sensei Willy Strohmeier, Colorado Karate Club This is Paul, he’s just a bit shy… His eyes peer at me from behind his mom’s leg, which he clutches dearly as if to protect him from the big ugly guy in the white pajamas. “How old are you Paul?” I ask, and without saying a… Read more »

Karate: Not Just Another Activity

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Offered by Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club I can’t believe it, but it’s that time again, back to school! For many, that means looking for an activity for your child. With so many extracurricular activities in Brighton, how do you choose? You want the very best for your child. You want him, or her to… Read more »

Summertime! Keeping Kids Active

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Offered by Colorado Karate Club It can be difficult getting kids away from the video games and television, especially during the summer. I know in my experience, sometimes my own kids don’t even know what to do when I send them outside to play: “But Mom, there’s nothing to do outside!” It seems technology has… Read more »

The Best Teacher I Ever Had

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Offered by Colorado Karate Club I was in the 2nd grade when my teacher looked at my school work and said to me, “You’ll never be anything more than average.” I went home at the end of the day and cried alone in my room. That statement really stung at 8 years old and it… Read more »