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Vision Tour 2009

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 8:36pm — webmaster

Two martial arts Federation founders from across the world came together to kick-off Kwan Jang Nim John St. James’s Vision Tour of the Southeastern and Northeastern United States recently. Kwan Jang Nim St. James, founder of the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation and Kwan Jang Nim Stephen Washington of the Asia Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation joined forces for the nearly three week tour.

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Moo Do Philosophy - More of the Right Mindfulness

Wed, 09/02/2009 - 6:27pm — Grandmaster

 

In the last article on Moo Do Philosophy – “The Right Mindfulness”, I gave several examples of practicing the Right Mindfulness as part of your Tang Soo Do training. Since our training is both in and out of the dojang, I will continue with this subject with several more examples on a more philosophical slant.

 

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Success Series - Habit of Consistency

Tue, 08/25/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster

Habit of Consistency 

Progress happens one step at a time.

There is no sudden leap to greatness.

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Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Thu, 08/20/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster

In this next chapter of Moo Do Philosophy – The Right Mindfulness, let’s explore three key concepts to peak performance training and self mastery. They are “Breaking Through Limitations”, “Mushin”, and “Doing What you Do Perfectly”.

 

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Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Wed, 08/12/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster
The teacher looks for effort…Not skill – There is an old Chinese saying that goes, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” This means that we are all exactly where we are suppose to be in life. I will never forget when I realized this for the first time. There are many lessons we are not ready for. This is why the Master teacher or instructor looks for effort…not skill. They realize that it takes time to learn anything of value.

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Habits of Excellence - Repetition is the Mother of Learning and Skill

Mon, 08/10/2009 - 1:00am — Grandmaster

 

 "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently practicing and applying basic fundamentals."

-- Jim Rohn

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2009 Southeast Regional Black Belt Camp

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 9:21pm — webmaster

On the weekend of July 10-12, 2009, the Atlantic-Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation held its annual Southeastern Regional Black Belt Camp. It was the first camp held at Children’s Harbor on Alabama’s Lake Martin, as well as the first ever to welcome red belts. Seven masters and two master’s candidates were present, apart from Grandmaster John St. James, the President and Founding Master of the APTSDF.

 

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Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 7:57pm — Grandmaster

In the last article on Moo Do Philosophy – “The Right Mindfulness”, I gave several examples of practicing the Right Mindfulness as part of your Tang Soo Do training.  Since our training is both in and out of the dojang, I will continue with this subject with several more examples on a more philosophical slant.

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Habits We Train…are Habits we Gain!

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 6:27pm — Grandmaster
Habits We Train…are Habits we Gain!
 
OUR HABITS DETERMINE OUR FUTURE
 
Experts agree that 90% of our daily behavior is habitual.
 
Meaning that most of what we do every day is on auto pilot. Habits are formed through repetition. Good or bad, anything you do over and over again…eventually becomes a habit.

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Peak Performance Tip - Shoerack Theory

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 4:26pm — Grandmaster
SHOERACK THEORY
 
It has long been a custom in the Martial Arts, that upon entering the dojang, students
remove their shoes and place them in the shoerack. Part of this custom is for hygiene
and cleanliness.

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