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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 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 22

Martial Arts and Ego’s

By Master Art Mason | News

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I have been in martial arts for a very long time now. 32 years this coming fall. It is my life, my path and my way. I have never gone around acting like a tough guy, bragging about fighting, or tournament wins (Yes I have had fights and many tournament wins) because it goes against what I stand for. Leading by example!

Recently I had a comment on one of my video on the school site. It is my son Master Curt doing red belt cane techniques. The “gentleman commented that I seemed to “have a good heart, but what I am teaching could get someone killed, so I better go back to learning something about martial arts.” This is a paraphrase. I replied and he apologized. Normally don’t bother, however this time I did. Why? Because the trend I see is someone will watch a 4 minute video, and because they are such “experts or masters” judge an entire system! If this was isolated I would not care, but I see this massive, envy / jealousy /egotism as a trend in our world in general.

No one has all the answers. I know I don’t. But if you go around with your ego sticking out someone is gonna call you out. If you are a martial artist lead by example. Show people why they should consider taking the martial path.

I know one martial arts teacher who brags his dojo is so tough he has a 95% dropout rate. All he is saying is he is a bad teacher and failure at running a school. The benefits of martial arts training come with time. You are supposed to reach students, not scare them away.

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 16

Chats with Master Art – New Office

By Master Art Mason | News

In our video series on Chat’s with Master Art we have a new one! The quality is better then the previous one as we are getting the bugs out. A few years back we had many different video series and very soon these will all be back with new episodes.

Apr 15

Chat’s with Master Art

By Master Art Mason | News

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It has been a long while, but we can again say our school is growing! For the last few years we have had a rather serious transition period. But i can say with confidence all is well and we are again in a period of development and growth!

This being said Master Art is now doing a fireside chat style video series to update student and parents on what is happening with out school! There is some very exciting things happening!

Keep your eye on this site, and we will keep you up to date! See you in class!!!

 

Apr 13

The Peaceful Warriors’ Brașov Romania!

By Master Art Mason | News

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Great news everyone! Classes in Brașov will officially begin on Saturday May 14th at 11:00am at Studio C. There is lots more information coming in the next few days. The address of this awesome gym is located in our school information on this page. Watch here for more details!

https://www.facebook.com/peaceful.warriors.romania/

 

Below is some link information to the Brașov location. Also in the works for summer 2017 is a major Pressure Point Seminar to be held in Brasov. This will be open to all students, and other schools and martial art organizations interested in learning about the pressure point system called Kyusho Jitsu. There will be some fundraisers done in our school to help cover costs for students who wish to attend.

Talk to Master Rick as he will have more information soon!

 

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 10

Time for a Laugh

By Master Art Mason | News

Martial arts training is about developing the mind as well as the body. If you can’t laugh when you make mistakes then you need to do some reflection. This is a video of all of us, messing up a video shoot. Nobody is perfect!

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