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Jun 14

Monthly School Newsletter!

By Master Art Mason | News

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We are going to be re-implementing very shortly our Monthly Peaceful Warriors School Newsletter. As of yet we have not named the news letter, but that will be announced very soon!

It will feature articles on

  • many different aspects of martial arts training,
  • events happening our school,
  • student activities
  • and so much more!

I do not have the launch date as of yet for it, but I will be posting about this very soon!

Now there will be 2 versions of the newsletter. One will be in the form of an email newsletter, that will come as a PDF attached to the email list you can subscribe to below.

But for our active students, you will receive a copy via good old fashioned Canada Post Mail! You can’t beat that! In the next few classes Kara will be updating our database to make sure we have your current information for this project. I know you will love these newsletters!

Below is the form for the electronic version. Student, former students, parents, grandparents or interest people are welcome to join this list!






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Yours in the arts,

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Grand Master Art Mason
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Jun 08

Black Belt Extravaganza 2016

By Master Art Mason | News

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The day of our Black Belt Extravaganza is fast approaching! This is one of the most important days in a persons life because it symbolizes a long period of hard work, and a great accomplishment.

I am often asked how long does it take to get to Black Belt. I give out an average estimate time, but really there is not answer to the question. All I can do is give a minimum time frame. It is not a race, you are alone in a room full of people. This is only a person event.

I make my assistant Black Belt in about 3 years. But I training 6 days a week and several hours per day, plus I ran a school for my teacher. That was just part of my personal path. You cannot compare yourself to anyone else in the journey. Black Belt is a deeply personal thing. But one thing that is important is you love the journey. When grading time came for me I was elated! I knew I had the attention of the board, and it was pass or fail and it was me who decided. The board just agreed with what I did.

Master Scott and I will be watching this one Skype. We are both very excited to see this happen! Our best to all candidates as you prepare for the peak of you work to date. Now today set your goals beyond what is coming and ready yourself for more. This journey has no end, only stops along the path.

Master Art Mason

May 29

Awesome Testing!

By Master Art Mason | News

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I would like to take a moment and comment on what a great grading / testing was conducted yesterday at our school in Windsor. It was a small grading, but everyone worked very hard and just did a great job!

The Black Belt grading is fast approaching, and naturally this tends to get more attention. However this is the goal everyone is looking towards.There are many exciting things coming in our school over the next few months. In the post below this one, the Victoria Day Holiday post is a optin for our school newsletter and mailing list. Please consider signing up!

Again congratulations to all the successful graduates yesterday! Keep up the great work!

May 04

The “art” of Learning

By Master Art Mason | News

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There is an old Zen story of two monks walking through a village after a very heavy rain. As they are walking they see a beautiful woman standing on a corner looking to cross the road. She is wearing a beautiful long dress down to the ground. She is trying to cross the muddy road with all the water on it. The older monks walks over to her, picks her up and carries her across the road There he puts her down and rejoins the younger monk. As they are walking the younger monk is visibly upset, and so after time the older monk asks why….

The younger monk states, “we are monks, we are not allowed to touch a women, yet you picked this woman up and carried her. ” The older monk says, “yes this is correct.” The younger monk again, even more emphatically restates his opinion and concern. The monks is silent for a moment and then states. “yes I picked her up and helped her cross the road, but why are you still carrying her?”

This is how we all are at times, we dwell on things that are just not important. And this is the reason why so many people will “quit” training. “I am no good, I make too many mistakes.” We all makes mistakes, god knows how many I have made in my learning process and still do! There have been countless times I have messed something up on the floor, laughed and just did it again! We are not our mistakes, but they help us grow and learn. Without them, without all our errors, we would not develop and grow.

“The Art of Learning” is the “Art of Learning to Laugh”

, laugh at your mistakes, your screw-ups and even your victories.

Always remember, a Black Belt is just a White Belt who never quit.

May 03

Congratulations to Graders

By Master Art Mason | News

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I just wanted to take a moment and congratulate all the successful people who graded this past weekend for new belt ranks, and to those successful black belt who passed their pre-test exams.

Grading is such an important part of your training. At first it can make you very nervous, but over time the nerves change and become a positive energy to drive you to new levels! I remember many of my different tests and promotions. They are all part of a very exciting journey.

Black Belt grading weekend is fast approaching too. Check with your teachers to make sure you have everything in order. Also get you application papers in asap. It will be quite the exciting time!

Apr 18

Always a White Belt

By Master Art Mason | News

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Do you live in your comfort zone? Most people do! When they think of leaving that zone they are hit by all kinds of anxiety and then return to their easy chair, which is not always easy. It seems today that more and more people are programmed for failure. Why try, it won’t happen anyways is the mantra.

But that is all wrong! The best parts of life comes when you are out of your comfort zone! This is one of the great benefits of training in the martial arts, you have to step out of your comfort zone and expand! Plus, a real martial artist knows he is never truly a master, always a student and accepts that life is about how many white belts you can wear!

I started martial arts training almost 32 years ago. Before that I QUIT EVERYTHING I did. But this was different. I was determined to succeed. Doing this made me realized how much I love the white belt experience. You can too! But how do you start? The first thing to look at, to get out of this comfort zone is your opinion of yourself. If this is bad, and I am sure it is, then you wont move. So here is a little help.

First read the book Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwelll Maltz. This will help you to look at yourself differently. This book is the foundation of all self improvement, as well as getting out of that comfort zone! Next take a look at Lee Milteers work, she is an amazing author and has a way of reaching you, looking at the world in a very positive way. Here books and motivational abilities will get you moving in the right direction, as long as you take action.

So am I talking with experience or am I talking out of my ass? Here are some of the things I have done out of my comfort zone.

  1. Joined a martial art school
  2. Testing in front of people
  3. Doing demonstrations in front of people
  4. Teaching, I was terrified of public speaking.
  5. Opened my own school despite being told I would fail
  6. Quitting a $32 an hour job at Chrysler to run a school full time
  7. Taking other arts and again becoming a beginner
  8. Traveling to teach
  9. Moving to Europe to open another school
  10. Learning a new language
  11. Writing and publishing books

There is more, but you get the point. Am I trying to impress you? No I am trying to impress UPON YOU that anything is possible. I am not an exception, and I should be the norm. Become a WHITE BELT IN LIFE.

Apr 08

Attention Former Students!

By Master Art Mason | News

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Are you a former student of our school? Once a Peaceful Warrior, always a Peaceful Warrior!!  Are you a Black Belt in our system? Have you ever considered picking up where you left off? Let’s face it, it is in your blood!

Now is a great time to train again! You don’t ever come back to martial art training, you just train! Your never really left anyways did you??? So what do you need to do? Give my office manager Kara a call at 519-551-2228 and let her know you want to pickup your training! She will take care of the rest!

We have some amazing events of the horizon and much has happened since you left. I am looking forward to seeing you back on the floor soon!

Dec 08

Pressure Point Certification Course

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrest Dear Students,

Have you ever had difficulty getting your self defense techniques to work on larger, strong opponents? Does it frustrate you when others do it so easily? Would you like to know the ancient secrets of the Masters, and why everything is so easy for them?

I you feel that I way understand, I have felt that way before too. I spent years working on techniques that I just could not get to work on a consistent basis, and never against larger, stronger partners. Then I discover the art of Kyusho Jitsu.

What is Kyusho Jitsu? Kyusho is the art of the pressure point system of the human body. Based on Chinese Medicine and the 12 meridian of the body, Kyusho teaches you how to manipulate the pressure points of the body to get the maximum result, with less effort in all your techniques.
How do you learn Kyusho Jitsu?

Kyusho Jitsu is only touched upon in our classes, but anyone who would like to learn and certify in this amazing art can do so by attending a 12 month course, held at our Windsor School each month.
What advantages are there for you in learning more about Kyusho?

• It will make your techniques work every time!
• Smaller students will be able to make techniques work on large opponents
• Older students will feel younger because Kyusho is a science applied to your art, without stress.
• As you study it will help keep you light years ahead of your piers.
• Teaches you how to really use your patterns!
• Find the ‘Hidden Secrets’ inside your patterns.

How do you get started?
Easy! Our Beginners Kyusho Pre-College Course being held on Friday December 18th at 7:30pm. This workshop is open to all adult students, regardless of rank. At this pre-college you will learn some Kyusho basics as well as get all the information on the upcoming certification course starting in January 2016. Don’t miss out! This will be the last opportunity for a year.

Yours in the arts,

Master Art Mason
Founder Art Masons’ Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts Institute

Jan 30

Progress Checks for Students

By Master Art Mason | News

index Now that the New Year is here it is time to do some progress checks for our students. Over the next few weeks Master Mason, Master Scott or one of our other Master Instructors will be contacting parents or junior students or adult students to sit down and discuss your progress in our system and answer any questions you may have, At this time we will also issue tax receipts for 2014.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

 

Jan 04

Our New Look

By Master Art Mason | News

IMG_1435 Over the Christmas shutdown our school in Windsor got a serious update. New floor and mats covering the workout area. I have to say it looks amazing! My thanks to Daniel Z and his family for all there hard work on the floor, as well as Kara Borshuk and Billy for their tireless work also.

We also welcome Shihan Norm Rivard and Kihon Karate to our facility as we timeshare the week of training. We will have a new schedule available in the next few days. For 99% of our students there is no change to the current nights for them. See everyone in class and Happy New Year!!

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