Choose great teachers and LISTEN

 The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
The surest way to learn something valuable is through a great teacher.

Once you’ve found a teacher
— And he’s agreed to teach you —
LISTEN.

Learn to ask questions without questioning the teacher.
Set aside what you’ve learned before and listen with the mind of a beginner.

Why should he teach you if you already know everything?
Or if you do nothing with what he gives you?

Be aware of your values…

BE AWARE OF YOUR VALUES – THEY DRIVE YOUR DECISIONS…

“When the values are clear, the decisions are easy.”
– Roy Disney

Whatever we hold most dear becomes a magnet that pulls us forward into our decisions.

Do you value Creativity and Possibility?
Decisiveness and Assertiveness?
Courtesy? Harmony? Conviction? Duty?
Learning? Productivity?
Exploration?

Know what you value.
Let others know what you value.

How easy do you want decision making to be?

What are you doing to strengthen yourself?

In a world that seems to thrive on instant gratification, looks can be deceiving.

The things that come easily also leave easily and are often not the best for you in the long run.

The competitiveness of today’s school and work environments demand more than ever before.

Train your body. 

Train your mind. 

The investment you make in yourself today will pay dividends over a lifetime.

Always remember – a day of training you miss is a day you never get back.

Give us a call or come to the school to get started!

Tustin Shaolin Martial Arts
104 W First St
Tustin, CA  92780
Phone: 714-508-0488

Practice…

Classes are finished for the day. I am reminded that there are more variations on stretching techniques than there will ever be time to practice consistently. Then again, this is true of technique variations of all kinds. Hand techniques, foot techniques, weapons techniques, chin na, shuai jiao… Even movements within forms can have many correct variations.

Since there will never be enough time to practice everything all the time, it becomes more and more important to practice specific things daily for the cumulative effect of repetition over time. Those things must be chosen wisely to strengthen points of talent, to round out rough edges in the training, and to buff up weak points of technique or poor understanding of difficult concepts.

Choose carefully and train every day.