The Best Is Yet To Come!

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club It’s another Thursday afternoon at the Dojo. I’m sitting in my office waiting for our Pre-Karate students to file in for the first class of the day. Little Vicky is one of the first ones to burst in through the front door, skipping as she makes her way in. She… Read more »

My Child Won’t Listen…to Me

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Some years ago my daughter and I were training to compete at the US National Karate Championships. My daughter was in her teens while I was approaching the sunset of my competition days. By this time, I had been competing successfully for decades, getting to be part of the Peruvian… Read more »

Weakness is NOT a Virtue

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Yesterday at school a kid pushed Justin against the wall and called him names, and while naturally he would have reacted in kind or worse, this time Justin did not respond, he held himself back and did nothing. As his dad related the story to me a week ago, he… Read more »

Three Lessons from Cobra Kai

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Having trained Karate for over four decades, I’m always interested in Martial Arts TV shows and movies. I enjoy watching some good fight scenes, but most of all, I like watching martial arts shows that underline the philosophy and thought behind the practice of the martial arts. Shows like Kung-Fu… Read more »

Embrace the Haters

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Some weeks ago I once again participated in a Youtube video with my daughter for her YouTube channel – “Angela Rose.” I take part in some of her videos simply because I enjoy the time we spend together, but also because maybe someone can benefit from some of the things… Read more »

My four year old has so much energy!

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Ronnie is an energized four year old attending our Pre-Karate program. Today, as every day when he has class, he is a few minutes early so he can get changed and be ready and on-time. Ronnie always makes his presence felt by everyone, and doesn’t have a shy bone in… Read more »

My Job Sucked, and I’m Thankful For It

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club I was 22 years old, my first daughter was one month old, and I was celebrating my first year working at USWEST Communications, the local Mountain Bell phone company. It was my first corporate job, having upgraded from fast food cook and gas station cashier. Still, I was at the… Read more »

You Graduated, Time to Start Over

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Seems to me that this year I have attended more High School graduations and graduation parties than usual. My daughter’s for one, other family, and friends too. It is amazing to see these, once little rambunctious toddlers, are now adults, and getting ready to take on this scary world. It… Read more »

“You Never Listen to Me!”

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club That’s what my teenage daughter complained to me many years ago as I was telling her what I wanted her to do. I don’t remember what the conversation was about, but those words stuck in my mind. Hearing that made me think: “Am I not a good listener already?”, “Should… Read more »

Confidence is a Skill, Not a Trait

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Offered by: Colorado Karate Club Jeffrey is about 12 years old when he walks into our Karate school for the first time accompanied by his parents. Jeffrey seems happy but shy, his eyes scan the room from side to side as he answers a few questions. How old are you? What do you enjoy doing?… Read more »