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In the martial arts, it is common to see students, instructors, or friends bowing to each other before and after class. The bow is similar to western handshake. The reason for the traditional bow was a way of demonstrating respect toward the other person. For example, during sparring practitioner would bow to his or her partner meaning that “I respect you, but I’m going to do my best to kick and punch you to beat you. I am doing this to further progress my Taekwondo skills and myself, not to hurt you. The second this match is over, it is forgotten and we are still friends, and I hope, better friends than before.”

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Published: June 22, 2021

Categories: Teaching Philosophy

At Flourtown ATA Martial Arts we are currently discussing Belief as our life skill. I wanted to take a second to talk about two of the “pillars” of belief, Dreams and Vision.

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Published: June 22, 2021

Categories: Teaching Philosophy

One of the foundational blocks of Arrow Martial Arts teaching philosophy is positive correction rather than criticism.  Our leadership students are taught to apply this principle to all aspects of life and I have made it a core component of my parenting.  

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Published: June 22, 2021

Categories: Teaching Philosophy