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Weekly Sign, Grading, End Of Summer Approaches

Published on July 29, 2013, by in Blog, News.

Hello once again,

Great week! It really was. We had a small but very strong Grading on the weekend. My Sensei was impressed and proud, both with the little people and the big ones too! We will be having our next Grading on August 24th, so if you missed this one and want a target to aim for, there it is. Make sure to train hard and be ready!

For all the students needing sparring equipment lets order it this week. We are going to be sparring a lot more this month and it is mandatory. Don’t forget, it is for your safety.

As the summer winds down don’t cram so many things into that last month that you don’t get the chance to enjoy any of it. When the summer ends, (especially in Canada), we try and do a lot before it ends, but too much isn’t good. So don’t stress, pick a few things and have fun.

Don’t forget the Dojo will be closed on August 5th for the civic holiday.

Finally this weeks sign. This is a great one. Whether you move at a snails pace or as fast as a rocket the important thing is that you ARE moving. See everyone soon and have a great Monday/Week,


July 29th 2013


Mind the Quiet People

Published on July 23, 2013, by in Blog.

Forgot to mention that there is a long weekend at the beginning of August, (YES!). This also means the Dojo will be closed on Monday August 5th, so enjoy the camping/cottage/sleep.

Also I wanted to share this today. Loved this link. Never assume anything! Even the smallest, most frail little girl can pack a punch… Or a mean side kick to the face. The only advice I could give would be watch your surroundings… Unless I was giving it to the guy, in which case stop being a jerk!!! Enjoy,


CLICK ME to see a jerk get his come-upins!


Weekly Sign, GRADING DAY Approaches

Published on July 22, 2013, by in Blog.

Hello again,

Another Monday. At the end of the week we have our next Grading and I am looking forward to it. Should be a strong showing, and there are going to be a few more little ones going for their next belts so get ready to amp up the cute factor.

This Week’s Sign is an old saying I haven’t heard in a while and I used to hear it all the time. I like to talk about how our thoughts twill manifest themselves if we hold them in out heads long enough. I like that idea and I have seen it happen before. So remember if you want something first thing you should do is think about it. See everyone soon,



July 22 2013


Weekly Sign

Published on July 15, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

Hello Everyone,

So about a week and a half before the next Grading. Hope everyone is ready! It’s looking like we are going to have more then a few little guys in it, (super cute), along with a few medium and big guys too. Just remember to take a breath and have some fun.

This weeks sign is pretty straight forward. Some times if something looks too good to be true it is! Really look at the information being handed to you. What can you really say about something. See everyone soon,



July 15th 2013


Weekly Sign… From An Odd Source

Published on July 8, 2013, by in Blog.

Hello Again,

I had a great weekend and I hope everyone else did as well. I was at the Honbu Dojo’s 26th Birthday Picnic. That’s right, My Sensei, Sensei Arsenault, has been in business for Twenty Six Years! Congratulations! It’s a huge accomplishment and is one I plan to match! Makes me think about planning a little picnic for our One Year Anniversary which is coming up on October 1st. If you have any ideas about what we should do, let me know.

The Bo Seminar was great as well. Everyone who came picked it up super quick. For everyone there feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

This weeks sign is a quote from an unlikely man, Mike Tyson. Personal life aside, one thing remains: In the ring he dominated. This quote reminds me of something I say to myself when plans go wrong, it’s not a plan if you don’t stick to it. Even when you’re on the ropes, ESPECIALLY when you are on the ropes, you have to stick to the plan. Some times it hurts, some times it feels hopeless and some times you don’t even believe in yourself. But if you are following a plan FOLLOW IT. Otherwise it is sure to fail.

Looking forward to the week. See everyone soon,


Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson


SHORT WEEK, Being Mindful, Weekly Sign

Published on July 2, 2013, by in Blog, News.

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. There was a lot going on this weekend between Pride and Canada Day celebrations and it’s only going to get busier as Summer continues, so plan out your time in advance.

Our next Seminar is on Thursday from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, it’s a Bo Seminar. For all those who pre-ordered a Bo they are here and ready! If you still want to come to the seminar but do not have a Bo feel free but make sure to bring some thing you can use in it’s place. It’s going to be a lot of fun and a great way to get ahead in your training.

Our Next Grading is on July 27th and it should be a big one. Everyone who wants to be in it, come to class and train hard.

I have heard a lot in the news lately about attacks in the city, both on the streets and in people’s homes. A few people have asked what the best thing to do when you are attacked is. This is a very broad question as every situation is different, but these points are the best advice I can give:
1) If some one wants your wallet/phone/bike/purse etc, GIVE IT TO THEM. It’s not worth it. You never know if there are more of them around the corners, or if they have a gun. No matter what is in your phone, it’s not worth dying over.
2) If anyone is trying to take you to a car/home/away that is the time to fight! If they are trying to take you some where it is NOT FOR A GOOD REASON, so do whatever you can to get away. Bite, scratch, yell, punch, kick, whatever it takes!
3) The best defense is awareness and ideally avoidance! If you have to go down a dark alley to get to your car, take your earphones out, have you keys in hand and be aware of everything.
Hope some of that helped.

Now our weekly sign. Some times it’s not about doing more. Some times you have to stop and let others make the mistake. When they do, TAKE ADVANTAGE! Have a great week and I look forward to seeing everyone soon.


Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte


Living Better = Thinking Better

Published on June 24, 2013, by in Blog.

Here is an interesting little link I discovered on facebook today. It’s a story of an ancient Chinese Herbalist that is supposed to have lived to the ripe old age of 256. That’s right 256 years old. Side note, he was a Martial Artist. I am not here to argue whether he did or did not live to be a quarter of a millennium, but the important part I took from this article is about our own thoughts. Some times I forget, (as I am sure we all do), that everything from a new car, to starting a business, or even a sickness tends to start as a thought. Always remember that if you want to change anything about your life it starts as a thought. So be mindful of what you store up there. Sooner or later those thoughts will manifest as reality. Food for thought,


p.s. Here’s that link.

256 Year Old Chinese Herbalist


SUMMER IS HERE & You Weekly Sign

Published on June 24, 2013, by in Blog, News.

It is officially summer!!! It’s here, finally. With it comes Canada Day & Pride Weekend. The Pride Parade will be fun along with the Canada Day Fireworks. Hope to see some faces out and about. Just Remember the Dojo is closed July 1st. There will be no classes, But at the end of the week on July 4th we will be having our first Bo Seminar. Make sure if you are coming and need a Bo I have to know by the end of the week. At the end of July we will be having our next Grading o July 27th. Get ready if you want to be in! The secret is practice, practice, PRACTICE.

And here is you weekly sign. It’s from a Disney movie but it is just great advice. Have a great week and looking forward to some hard training.


June 24th 2013


Randomly Awesome

Published on June 18, 2013, by in Blog.

I saw this posting online the other day. I really liked it. Crazy it’s from a kids movie. Enjoy!


Weekly Sign, Events & Long Weekend

Published on June 17, 2013, by in Blog, News.

Wow, busy few weeks before the summer kicks off. As the weather gets warmer make sure to break out the sun screen, hats, glasses and water bottles. Make sure to remember that the Dojo will be CLOSED on JULY 1st for the Canada Day long weekend.

Quick reminder about the Bo Seminar. For all those attending make sure you have paid for the seminar ONE WEEK before the Seminar as I have to pick up the Bos and have to make sure they have the correct sizes.

Now for this week’s sign, a thought from Bruce Lee. Be mindful of your thoughts. Make sure they are positive and help you grow. Eventually, they won’t be just thoughts. Have a great week and see everyone soon!!!


June 17th 2013