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DOOOGGGG PIILLLEEEE!!!

In Uncategorized by Don Alley

Those were the good ol’ days! Thirty years ago in karate class, it wasn’t the best idea to come to train on your birthday… If Master Arthur found out you came to class on your birthday, he stopped everything to celebrate!! “Celebrate…” “It’s Don’s birthday today!! DOOOGGGG PIILLLEEEE!!!” Everyone would proceed to pounce on the birthday kid, holding him down, …

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You’re on TWO Journeys, Not Just ONE?

In Coaching, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence by Don Alley

You realize you’re on two separate journeys, right?  You start taking martial arts, and you decide to train hard, learn to defend yourself, and work towards earning your black belt. Ahhh black belt, the quest, the goal… the destination. You’ve begun your first journey.  The journey of achievement.  And it’s going to be awesome. You’re going to have to push …

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So, what’s YOUR story gonna be?

In Community, Discipline by Don Alley

So there I was head in my hands, crying like a baby in the middle of the afternoon, completely devastated by what was happening around me. And this wasn’t just once… this was an everyday occurrence. But I didn’t quit. I didn’t stop. I wiped my tears, cleaned my face, and got back on the martial arts floor, and kept …

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Our First Black Belt Little Leader!

In Coaching, Community, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence, Kids Martial Arts Classes, Leadership, Training by Don Alley

I am proud to announce that this past weekend, we graduated a student to black belt that started with us in our LITTLE LEADERS program when he was 3 years old!  I remember watching his first few classes… He wouldn’t get on the practice floor. He held onto dad’s leg for dear life. When he finally got comfortable, he refused …

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When It’s Tough, We Get Tougher ❤️

In Coaching, Discipline, Excellence by Don Alley

“Thank you sir, may I have some more, please?!” “It hurts goooood!” These are some of the fun phrases we shout in class as students are working hard stretching, training, and practicing martial arts. It’s important to me that we teach our students that achieving anything great is going to be tough. You want to be a black belt? You …

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What’s With the Dummy Outside?

In Community, General, Self Defense, Training by Don Alley

“Sooooo what’s with the dummy outside?” “Excuse me sir, but his name is Bob, he works hard, and he has feelings too.”  🤪 BOB (Body Opponent Bag) has become the de facto mascot of Super Kicks, and he likes it when you punch him in the face, stomp him in the stomach, and wring his neck from behind. Never hit …

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Do You or Your Child Fall Into These Categories?

In Community, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence by Don Alley

I love what martial arts training does for people. The bottom line is…martial arts, taught well, can be life altering. Martial arts training can transform a shy little girl into a confident, self-assured young lady. Martial arts training can help a wild, ADHD diagnosed little boy channel his energy into becoming a focused, enthusiastic young man. Martial arts training can …

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Beautiful Song, Horrible Life Coaching

In Uncategorized by Don Alley

I just listened to the song “ Que Sera, Sera .” I have heard it my entire life… but only JUST paid attention to the lyrics. It’s a beautiful song by Doris Day, and the people she is singing about are asking about the future, and her blanket answer is: Whatever will be, will be.   Whaaaaaaat?!! I’d like to …