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By darrenhiggs | September 9, 2018 |

True success is bringing out the best in yourself, physically, mentally & emotionally, regardless whether you win or lose. It is feeling good about chasing your goal. Read on.

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By darrenhiggs | August 12, 2018 |

True role models take responsibility for their life. Acknowledge situations, remain calm, forgive yourself, be optimistic, take control and move forward. It helps “build a better you”.

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By darrenhiggs | August 3, 2018 |

Focus is important in martial arts, as it is in everyday life. Focus is directing all of your attention to one task. It is blocking everything out and living in the “here and now”. Focused people live in the present moment. Read on for our thoughts to improve your focus.

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By darrenhiggs | August 3, 2018 |

A lot of people start martial arts to learn discipline. Discipline / helps you reach your goals, develop a real work ethic, while helping with your self-confidence. However, does martial arts help with your discipline, or does discipline help with your martial arts? Read on.

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Black Belt Attitude

By darrenhiggs | July 23, 2018 |

You do not need to be a Black Belt to have a “Black Belt Attitude”. But you do need a “Black Belt Attitude” to get your Black Belt, or attain excellence at anything you aspire to.

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By darrenhiggs | July 15, 2018 |

Have a loving attitude in life. Love, in this sense, is showing compassion, being empathetic, understanding of where others may be coming from, tolerance and kindness to everybody. These virtues allow you to have a more positive outlook in life.

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By darrenhiggs | July 8, 2018 |

Martial arts is more than just physical training and fitness. It must encompass the complete mind-body-spirit, while also providing us with the clarity to be emotionally aware of our actions as well. A good way to reflect on this is through meditation.

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Live For The Moment

By darrenhiggs | June 30, 2018 |

True living can only happen in the present moment. Not in the past, not in the future, but right now. Enjoy this precious time and take action towards the things that are important for you.

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It All Starts With Ous

By darrenhiggs | June 24, 2018 |

As you progress in martial arts, you must prove that you can do more than just techniques. You must prove that you understand the emotional and philosophical lessons. You must show that you want to make a meaningful difference to your life and the lives of others. It starts with “ous”.

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Your Goals vs Your System

By darrenhiggs | March 26, 2018 |

Setting goals in life is important, but we often overlook how we get there. One solution is to focus more on your system, instead of trying to stay focused solely on a distant destination. While goals are good for planning your progress, your martial arts system is where you make progress.

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