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Edith Bunker (part 2)

Last week I talked about a very powerful episode of the old tv show “All in the Family”.  Just like the 2 part episode of “Edith’s 50th birthday”, there is more to a sexual assault than just the physical act itself.  While Edith did manage to get away, the mental and emotional toll it took…


Edith Bunker (part 1)

Back in the 1970s, there was a show called All in the Family.  The main characters in the sitcom, if you aren’t familiar with it, were Archie and Edith Bunker.  On October 16, 1977, the episode “Edith’s 50th Birthday” was aired.  Written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf and directed by Paul Bogart, it was…


Get out of your way

Sometimes, the only thing holding us back from achieving what we want is ourselves.  We lack the self-confidence to go out there and just try. There are tons of quotes and cliches out there regarding this hurdle. Getting past our own insecurities can be coached by others, but only actually done for and by ourselves.…



We had a very exciting week here at our dojo. Our founder, Kyoshi Brad Wells, paid us a visit and we celebrated 4 long time students earning their black belts.  These young people have been studying and practicing for many years, in some cases for over 10 years.  They started young and practiced hard, working…


Fighting the fear of fighting

Sparring can be scary.  Even higher ranking students can find this intimidating.  Whether it is sport fighting or practice for self-defense – it doesn’t matter; our brains are trained to be nice.  Being nice is a good thing!  However, it tends to hold us back when we are either learning to fight in a ring…

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