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Become a Total Life Warrior!

Klacko : November 17, 2017 9:27 am : news

How would you like to make the most of the holiday season and enjoy the best 2018 possible? I know I would. 

If so, consider a focus on becoming a Total Life Warrior. That is someone who pursues self-mastery daily. I refer to this as “seeking” and those who pursues this path as “seekers”. Take for example what goes into seeking the summit of Mt. Everest. It requires proper planning, a good guide who has summited before, perseverance, up-front preparation (practice) and indomitable human spirit. That is a burning desire to make it happen. It also takes the tools of the trade; such as proper equipment, clothing, and a whole bunch of support. It also takes time, energy, and money.

As a fellow seeker, you already know the higher we climb the more challenging it becomes. The air is not only thinner, the resistance becomes greater as we climb ever upwards. This is the price of success! As you can imagine there are very few total practitioners or Total Life Warriors just as there are very few who have summited Mt. Everest or any other great mountain for that matter. The reason for this is simple. It takes great discipline over time and under great pressure to achieve anything that is truly worthwhile. The same holds true for walking the Moo Do path. Doing the right thing and acting honorably at all times is not easy. It also takes great focus to harness and direct energy on a continual basis to self-development and self-improvement. Very few are up to the challenge.

It also takes great courage to stand up for what one strongly believes in. Even harder is to not judge others in a world that celebrates it. To holdfast and practice self-responsibility, perseverance, and humility is scarce indeed. Even more scarce is acting in a way that puts others first by serving the greater good even when it is easier to do the exact opposite. To be a total life warrior or total practitioner one must live the art. This requires being congruent by walking your talk. 

The good news is if you truly walk the path (and walk your talk), it changes your life for the better in every area. It improves your:

  • Confidence
  • Personal Power
  • Martial Arts Ability
  • Quality of Your Relationships
  • Peace of Mind
  • Awareness
  • Ability to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to go
  • Ability to Live The Way You Want
  • Overall Health

The key is start now. Remember, there is no time like the present and since life is a present to begin with now is the time to act! As John Boykin said, “Time is life – nothing more, nothing less. The way you spend your hours and days is the way you spend your life.”  So how do I become a total practitioner you may ask?

It’s all about Clarity, Commitment, Action & Congruency!

Happy Holidays!

Klacko

International Championships

Klacko : October 11, 2017 7:47 am : news

I am happy to announce that our 9th International Championships will take place in Orlando FL on July 20 & 21, 2018.  We have chosen a great venue: The Hotel & Spa Resort at Lake Buena Vista (near Disney Springs). The property is located right across the street from Disney World and within walking distance to all types of attractions and great places to dine, shop, and celebrate! It is also right down the street from Typhoon Lagoon Water Park which is a Disney property. 400 competitors from all around the country (and the world) are planning to attend the festivities…so save the date and start planning early to be in Orlando next July. More information will follow shortly.

Klacko

School News

Klacko : September 21, 2017 7:45 am : news

We would like to congratulate the following students for successfully completing the Summer Testing cycle. Their efforts and progress have been rewarding, and we hope that they will continue their hard training in Tang Soo Do:

  • Katarina Klacko            2nd Dan
  • Maya de Luis               2nd Dan
  • Isabel de Luis               2nd Dan
  • Kalyani Duva               2nd Dan
  • Gabriel Gruionu          2nd Dan
  • Sebastian Toledo        2nd Dan
  • Alec Klacko                 1st Dan
  • Garrett Warfield          1st Dan
  • Thomas Schlatter        1st Dan
  • Kimberly Curtin           1st Dan
  • Daniella Courban        1st Dan
  • Samantha Gafford      1st Dan
  • Jim Meyer                    1st Gup
  • Dawn Wise                  1st Gup
  • Sophie Hopwood        2nd Gup
  • Walter Hopwood         2nd Gup
  • Edgardo Lopez             2nd Gup
  • Adam Bedingfield       3rd Gup
  • Marvi Spahiu               4th Gup
  • Zacharias Daniel          4th Gup
  • Nebyou Abraham        4th Gup
  • Buruk Abraham           4th Gup
  • Alex Bennett                4th Gup
  • Riley Maibor                 5th Gup
  • Alejandro Solana          5th Gup
  • Makeda Daniel             5th Gup
  • Mekeyas Mekuria         5th Gup
  • Ever Drewicz                6th Gup
  • Zayan Ahmed               6th Gup
  • Jessica Meyer                6th Gup
  • Maya Bedingfield         6th Gup
  • Veibahv Dhiman          6th Gup
  • Vishnu urs                    7th Gup
  • Sanaya Duva                7th Gup
  • David Zou                    7th Gup
  • Sophia Gruionu            8th Gup
  • Otelia Schlatter             8th Gup
  • Keira Moeunis               9th Gup
  • Rama Urs                      9th Gup
Klacko

Ready for Battle?

Klacko : August 18, 2017 7:44 am : news

When People think of a martial artist, they tend to dwell on the height of their front kick, or how many boards they can break, but there is another facet to training that many people tend to forget.  A martial artist trains in awareness and preparedness.  Of course, when you, as a martial artist walk into battle prepared in advance, try to know your opponent’s weakness.  But ask yourself a question: “When I walk into a board-room, am I prepared for battle?”

A meeting with your boss or a presentation to a client are no different in their need for preparation.  The true martial artist gets what they want without a fight.   Try to enter your next meeting a little earlier than everyone else.  Always be a bit more prepared than they are.  Anticipate their counters, and have an overhead handy.  Being a martial artist extends beyond the Dojang and into your everyday life in ways that are less dramatic that a flying side kick, but that can have a profound impact on your life.

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