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

Mon, 08/10/2009 - 2:00am — Grandmaster


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

-- Jim Rohn


2009 Southeast Regional Black Belt Camp

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 10:21pm — 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.



Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Wed, 08/05/2009 - 8:57pm — 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.


Habits We Train…are Habits we Gain!

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 7:27pm — Grandmaster
Habits We Train…are Habits we Gain!
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.


Peak Performance Tip - Shoerack Theory

Tue, 07/21/2009 - 5:26pm — Grandmaster
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.


Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Mindfulness

Wed, 07/15/2009 - 2:00am — Grandmaster

The Right Mindfulness – This area covers our Moo Do Philosophy. It includes the rules and regulations of the dojang, the 10 attitudinal requirements or articles of faith, the 7 tenets, the 8 Key Concepts, and the 13 influences or postures also known as the Sip Sam Seh.


Habits of Excellence

Mon, 07/06/2009 - 8:15pm — Grandmaster

Black Belt Leaders and Champions Have Habits of Excellence!


Why not make excellence your habit?


Wouldn’t it be great to lead a life filled with excellence?


Moo Do Philosophy - The Right Effort

Thu, 07/02/2009 - 10:04pm — Grandmaster
The Right Understanding leads to the Right Thoughts. The Right Thoughts leads to the Right Words. The Right Words leads to the Right Actions. The Right Actions lead to the Right Livelihood. The Right Livelihood leads to the Right Effort.
What is the right effort? The right effort is combination of the correct amount of energy and enthusiasm. It is focused.


The Habit of Commitment

Mon, 06/22/2009 - 2:00am — Grandmaster
Black Belt Leaders & Champions have something called a Non-Quitting Spirit. They have perseverance plus!
Also referred to as the Habit of Commitment. Champions commit to the completion of worthy goals.
Anytime you set your sights on a worthwhile goal, such as becoming more than you are today, it is important to stay the course.


Moo Do Wisdom - The Right Action

Wed, 06/10/2009 - 7:42pm — Grandmaster
The Right Understanding leads to the Right Thoughts and the Right Thoughts leads to the Right Words. The Right Words lead to the Right Action.
The Right Actions can also be translated as the “right conduct”.   This includes acting in ways that bring honor to oneself or to others. It requires being mindful, deliberate, and aware of your every behavior.


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