Choe’s HapKiDo – Let’s End Bullying

Choe’s HapKiDo is a Part of Your Community

Choe’s HapKiDo — One of our missions in life at Choe’s HapKiDo is to end bullying. As many of us are also parents, we see how lessons in martial arts go a long way in our families and for others. We work closely with students of all ages, and we are able to teach self-defense techniques and how to safely handle bullying situations.
 
If a child is being bullied, his self-esteem could be low. He might have fear about being around certain classmates, or he may be shy about doing anything to stand up for himself. We can work personally with the child and build up his confidence again. Plus, he will have a great martial arts family who have his back. 🙂
 
And if a child has been getting reports for bullying-type behavior, our Martial Arts instructors are able to work and connect with him, while teaching lessons in respect and discipline.
 
The great benefit of us being part of the community is that we offer solutions that allow us to work with schools and parents. It definitely takes a community to tackle a big issue like bullying, and we aim to help any way we can!
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Choe’s HapKiDo — Building Houses

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Building Your House

Choe’s HapKiDo — An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and to enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, “This is your house… my gift to you.”

The carpenter was shocked!

What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude and the choices you make today help build the “house” you will live in tomorrow. Therefore, Build wisely!

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The Secret to Goal Reaching – HapKiDo Martial Arts Georgia

HapKiDo Martial Arts Georgia— When it comes to reaching goals, it’s definitely easier to start them than to meet them. Why? Because reaching goals require consistent efforts. The moment we stop pursuing them, the finish line can also be prolonged. So how can we be sure that we will reach our goals? Through the influences of what HapKiDo Martial Arts Georgia continually teaches us, we can observe that reaching goals require strong discipline.

With goals, we can talk about how much we would like to reach them all day, and we can make a jump start on them. And we can also say that working hard is a must. But when we apply discipline, hard work and persistence suddenly have more meaning.

For instance, here some questions to consider:

  1. How many times a week are you going to spend time putting in the hard work?
  2. What are you willing to put aside in your life so to make the time?
  3. How important is it to reach your goals?
  4. What results are you hoping or expecting to achieve?

As HapKiDo Martial Arts Georgia and perhaps other sports and hobbies teach us, throwing in an hour of effort every now and then doesn’t have that much effect. In fact, studies show that spending 15 minutes a day on your goal is much more effective than the sporadic efforts. With discipline as our secret weapon, it influences us to do our best. On some days, showing up to class is easy because of a simple schedule. But on other days when everything is calling our attentions, we realize we have to turn down other invitations so to still stick with our training time.

So the next time you find yourself struggling to reach your goal, stop and reassess. Have you been able to carve out enough time per week to spend on the goal? If not, then what changes can be made so you can?

And if you’re getting frustrated with your goal, you can always take a break and/or find people who make for a great support group.

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Georgia HapKiDo Shares: “The Pebbles”

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Georgia HapKiDo Martial Arts — When the great library of Alexandria burned, the story goes, one book was saved. But it was not a valuable book; and so a poor man, who could read a little, bought it for a few coppers.
The book wasn’t very interesting, but between its pages there was something very interesting indeed. It was a thin strip of vellum on which was written the secret of the “Touchstone”!
 
The touchstone was a small pebble that could turn any common metal into pure gold. The writing explained that it was lying among thousands and thousands of other pebbles that looked exactly like it. But the secret was this: The real stone would feel warm, while ordinary pebbles are cold.
 
So, the man sold his few belongings, bought some simple supplies, camped on the seashore, and began testing pebbles.
 
He knew that if he picked up ordinary pebbles and threw them down again because they were cold, he might pick up the same pebble hundreds of times. So, when he felt one that was cold, he threw it into the sea. He spent a whole day doing this but none of them was the touchstone. Yet he went on and on this way. Pick up a pebble. Cold – throw it into the sea. Pick up another. Throw it into the sea.
 
The days stretched into weeks and the weeks into months. One day, however, about midafternoon, he picked up a pebble and it was warm. He threw it into the sea before he realized what he had done. He had formed such a strong habit of throwing each pebble into the sea that when the one he wanted came along, he still threw it away.
 
So, it is with opportunity. Unless we are vigilant, it’s easy to fail to recognize an opportunity when it is in hand, and it’s just as easy to throw it away.
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