I often get asked why I go through the sleep deprivation to put on events like the Harry Potter Lockin that was held this past Friday.  In this video I share with you my answer.  Enjoy!

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As children, we were taught the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” In its most basic form this is the key success principle of perseverance. Perseverance is the persistence to continue with what you’re doing, until such time as you have succeeded or finished. As martial artists, we know all about…

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Mrs. Cabrera, the boys, and I did the tour de Florida this Thanksgiving Weekend.  We hit both of her grandparents homes, plus the Magic Kingdom before having really good days at home and with friends. While at her paternal grandmother’s home in Williston, FL, we stayed in the master bedroom (her grandma insisted since it…

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At least, according to Rocky Balboa it is.  This is probably the turning point in the film and in the relationship between Sly Stalone’s character Rocky and his son.  Rocky’s imparting some wisdom to Bobby during an argument.  The video below replays the scene using kinetic typography.  I thought it was pretty cool and a…

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We come across great advertising once in a while, that can also be pretty inspiring.  Here’s a commercial from Nike in which Michael Jordan talks about the hard work that went into becoming a legend.

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I think even more than people being loyal to Coke or Pepsi, you won’t find a group of people more loyal to a brand than those loyal to Apple.  So entrenched in popular culture have some of their products become that the iPod has usurped the term for all .mp3 players.  Chances are you own…

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By Manny Cabrera III, Chief Instructor As you’re aware, last night’s passage of the massive health care reform bill by the House of Representatives is set to dramatically revamp the way health care is done in America.  It had the Democrats celebrating and the Republicans declaring that the real fight had yet to begin.  I…

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Superstar Will Smith reveals his secrets to success in several interviews edited together in this video.  I have been a fan of Will Smith’s for years and am excited about his family’s involvement in the new Karate Kid movie.

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