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MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING

Having trained in Taekwondo for over 30 years, Master Instructor Sean Baxter shares  some of his insights to the art of becoming a martial arts master. Read about the aspects of training in and around the world of martial arts, including how to get the most out of your training, no matter the martial art.

The Journey

Mr. Sean Baxter awarded 7th Degree Black Belt   Karate Kid came to the neighborhood theaters the summer Mr. Baxter turned 18. After a childhood of wielding homemade bo-staffs with friends inspired by Black Belt Theater and Kung Fu, he and one of those friends were...

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The Killer of Goals is Fear

The other day a parent approached me about their child.  He had been struggling with a particular aspect of getting his stripes in time for testing for his next belt.  She was worried that he wasn’t going to be ready and, fearing that he might get disappointed, would...

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Learning to breathe

“Just relax”, I told myself. That’s easier said than done for a teenager. My turn wasn’t up yet; I was seated on the floor but I was nervous; watching the others only added to the tension I was already feeling. “You can do this”, the hand on my shoulder seemed to say....

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“You don’t need help, you need PRACTICE!”

(Reposted from Master Perdue of Westerville OH) I was working with a little girl the other day that was as cute as a bug. She had the kind of smile that could make any adult just melt and spoil her. AND SHE KNEW IT! It was obvious she had used her charms many times on...

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Not Yet

I had a student struggling with earning a stripe the other day, which reminded me about why I do the things I do. In this particular case, a teenage student was wanting to test for a stripe. Part of the requirement was for the student to write down several...

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Martial Arts Spirit

Throughout time the martial arts have evolved in many different directions. Many times the basic principles and philosophies are forgotten. Whether for sport, health, discipline, or self defense, people become involved in the martial arts for many reasons. The master...

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