Inside This Issue
Champions Are Focused!
Taking Inventory of our Thoughts
Durkin's Dos and Don'ts
Quotes To Think About
Deaton Karate Studio
1249 N. Mt. Juliet Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
1029 W. Main St.
Lebanon, TN 37087
August 1, 2014
Message of the Month
Champions Are Focused!
Courtesy of B J Ganguly
What is one of the most important qualities you will see in high-achieving black belt champions? It's their ability to stay focused and keep their mind and attention on their primary goals and objectives.
They always have clarity of what they want to accomplish and what they have to do to succeed. They have a laser beam focus on the exact actions they are taking to achieve their ultimate victory! Champions condition themselves to stay alert, developing a high level of concentration. They have learned how to turn their mental switch "on" when it is time to take action. They also know how to turn it "off" when it is time to rest and recover. They are able to focus and aim their energy in a positive and purposeful direction.
Champions condition their bodies to stay healthy, strong, flexible and fit. They strive to be the best in everything they do. They train hard to improve their strength, flexibility and overall endurance. They know how to maximize their energy for peak performance in and out of the dojo.
Champions condition their spirit to be strong under any circumstance. They have a non-quitting spirit that never gives up. This gives them the ability to overcome all obstacles that get in their way.
Champions stay focused on the positives in life and have strength and courage to defeat the negatives!
Taking Inventory of Our Thoughts
"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
This message suggests that we take inventory of our thoughts.
What exactly occupies your thoughts? Are you focused on looking for the good in people and situations, or do we look for what could be wrong?
Do you spend your time with positive, motivated people who bring out the best in themselves and you, or are the people in your circle of influence wasting their time and lives on frivolous, non-productive activities?
Do you spend your time reading, watching educational materials and educating yourself in order to grow intellectually and philosophically, or have you allowed yourself to become stagnant and slide laterally through life?
Whatever we focus on, we get more of. If we seek to improve in some way, every day, if we have a mentor and someone in our lives that asks more of us than we ask for ourselves, we will go to bed each night a better version of ourselves than when we woke up that morning. One of our primary goals in life should be to become all that we are capable of.
-- From Steve Doyon's Connecticut Martial Arts Newsletter.
Durkin's Do's and Don'ts
-- Buzz Durkin, Uechi Karate School, Atkinson, NH
|Do build relationships.||Don't assume anything.|
|Do consistently communicate.||Don't be short-tempered and abrupt.|
|Do develop infinite patience.||Don't hide and avoid.|
|Do always show appreciation.||Don't expect gratitude.|
|Do always say, "My pleasure."||Don't say, "No problem."|
Quotes To Think About
"Power is dangerous unless you have humility."
—Richard J. Daley
"A mind always employed is always happy."
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
"The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least."
August 1-2 Test Week
Karate Summer Camp begins (Final Session)
August 4-8 P.T. Week
5:15 pm - Little Dragons
6:15 pm - Children, Juniors, Teens, and Adults
7:30 pm - Women's Fight Night
9:00 am - 10:00 am Little Dragons
10:00 am - 11:00 am Children
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Juniors, Teens & Adults
12:30 pm - Black Belt Pretest
August 11-16 Bo Week
1:00 pm - Black Belt Club Meeting: Nunchaku
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Parents Night Out.
August 30-31 CLOSED
8/1 Francisco Dheming
8/2 Aiden Grubbs, Elijah McGowan,Jonah Wizer
8/3 Tom Hollinger, Robert Selby
8/6 Noah Gaston, A.J. Vogel
8/7 Isaac Rose
8/8 Elisha Wylie, Eshaan Chanda, Logan Hatley, Andrew Shekourg
8/12 Katie Scruggs, Margaret O'Callaghan
8/14 Hannah Vickers, Sutton Hawkins
8/15 Donald Morris, Alex Whitlock
8/16 Cole Booker
8/18 Jeremy Eduave, Adelynn Norgord, Max Fahmy
8/21 Riley McDowell
8/23 Savanna Armstrong
8/24 Pranav Gavali
8/25 Cannon Sandidge
8/27 Adam Frank
8/28 Kody Racey, Alexis Cameron
8/30 Nathan Cornelison
8/31 Xander Cuff
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