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May 18

Victoria Day Holiday

By Master Art Mason | News


Dear Parents and Students,

Just a brief note to let you know our school will be closed on Monday May 23 for the Victoria Day Holiday. Our normal schedule will resume the next day.

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Nov 21

Peaceful Warriors on YouTube

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrestIt has come to my attention that many students are unaware we have a YouTube site where you can research the patterns and techniques learned in Class in order to help you review and remember. Below is a link so you can visit this site. Also please remember to LIKE the posts, comment, ask questions and SUBSCRIBE. This helps us to continue to provide new content!


The Peaceful Warriors’ on YouTube!

Jun 22

Beating the Summertime Blues

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrestEvery summer parents will ask me the same question. “How do I keep my son or daughter motivated to train when school is out?”

During the summer season, we naturally see a slow down in attendance due to family vacations. This is the way it should be; families need time together, to increase the bond that is present and to have some FUN! But, what about the time when you and the children are at home? Keeping them motivated and training is a MUST!

Aside from the idea that you don’t want your child to fall behind missing 2 months of classes, there are many other reason to keep motivated and training.

“Inertia” – “The tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest, and of an object in motion to remain in motion”

The definition of inertia also applies to people! Several years ago I had a family in the school who came to me their first summer with us to tell me that their son would not be in classes from June till September. I asked about the family vacation as was soon told that would be 2 weeks in July, but they felt that their son worked so hard during the year that he deserved to do NOTHING from June till September. I was shocked. I persisted to discuss the benefits of summer training and the harm that can come with the attitude they had taken. Both parents were very hard working people, putting in 60 hours per week each on their chosen fields, what a mixed message to that boy.

What happened to the boy? He returned in September, several months behind his piers, and several pounds heavier than when he left. He is no longer with our school.

The benefits of martial arts training come with time and dedication. When a person trains consistently, tests regularly and stays motivated the benefits will grow exponentially.

What is needed? The student needs to train 2 times per week. That is for children 90 minutes out of 168 hours per week. If your child is BBC or Master Club, this time might be a little more.

If you are consistent with this, your child will make progress and be successful!

Keeping Focused.

Next month I will discuss here is the importance of keeping your child focused when school is out. After raising 3 children of my own and dealing with the Summer Off issues with them, I quickly became one of those parents who believe that our educational system is making a mistake giving children 2 months off school. I know that teachers work very hard in September to get children back on track.

By keeping your child training during the summer months, you help keep them focused on learning. This routine and consistency will benefit them all their lives as they grow. In order to be happy people need to continually challenge themselves and learn. No one needs to “veg”. Keep moving forward towards your goals. Work with your instructor to overcome the inertial problems. Help your child to set a goal and keep it. The benefits you will see over time are truly amazing!


Yours in the arts,
Master Art Mason

May 23

Peaceful Warriors’ Spring BBX 2014 Rescheduled

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrest  Due to the pending relocation of our Windsor Main School the Black Belt Grading (BBX) is being rescheduled from Saturday May 31st an Sunday June 1st to Saturday June 14th and Sunday June 15th. There will be an update shortly with regard to the new location for our main school. Our apologies for the postponement but the college is expanding their programs and requires the space we have been renting. Please stay tuned to this BLOG and our FB page for more information.

May 23

Peaceful Warriors’ Windsor School Relocating.

By Master Art Mason | News

NewCrest To help offset the rumors that always come during these times I would like to inform all students of the Main Windsor that yes we are relocating to a permanent ( 5 year lease) location for our school very soon. There is still much work to be done before all it finalized, but I am pushing as fast as possible. The location will be announced when all is complete.

It is possible there may be a small amount of “down time” while things are being prepared. The last class at St Clair College will be held on Friday May 30th. Any down time will be credited to students once we restart in June. I am not expecting more then a week of missed time. Students wll be contacted directly with regard to what is happening. Thank you for your continued support as we grow again!

Apr 15

The Nature of our Health

By Master Art Mason | News

12162_208120040277_6871586_n  If you look at statistics supplied by various government agencies it would appear that people are living longer, healthier lives. Sadly this is far from the truth. Where do these statistics come from? It comes from the insurance actuarial tables. The reason it appears to be much better than it is, is because infants are not dying as often as they did 50-100 years ago. A plus for modern medicine.

If you watch TV all you see is ads from drug companies promoting the latest ‘fix’ for anything they can think of. There is even a drug for people with jumpy legs at night. They talk about all the symptoms of each and ever possible illness, and we see these symptoms in ourselves and go running to the doctor. The possible side effects of these drugs are truly scary. They range from stomach upset to death.

When we meet with friends and co workers the first topic of discussion is how bad you feel, or that you have this illness, and that illness. Sickness is has become a drama in peoples lives. I once had a student a few years ago who whenever I talked with his mom, she would tell me about all his learning problems. Yet she wondered why they never get any better? The reason is simple, she is reinforcing the way her child sees himself.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. ”

As I have stated so many times in the past. I am never sick. There is no real secret to this either. The reason? I take decent care of myself, but I never think about being sick, feeling bad, or disease. I really, deep down inside believe that illness is a choice. On a biological level all illness comes from an acid environment. This environment can be supplied by poor eating habits, but more importantly by poor thinking habits!

Lets take a look at this in more details. Mom, when your child is not feeling well how do you respond? Do you coddle him or her? Or do you tell them that they will feel fine very soon and not to worry about it? Children love attention, as do adults. If you coddle your child you reinforce the benefits of illness. Your action is compassionate, but the result are not.

This is also true of adults. We love to talk about our illnesses. We need to lose this as part of our identity and talk about our good health instead. This will make a huge difference in how we feel. But it does take time and is well worth the effort.

When we think negatively we cause our hypothalamus to secrete certain types of hormones. This hormone release turns our body into an acid, toxic environment. When we think positively and are happy, the opposite become true. The goal is to manage how we feel, then how we feel about our health!

How do we getting started toward outstanding health, no matter what the situation? First change your internal dialogue about your health. If you are sick think about feeling better, then feel you are getting better. Cutting the garbage out of your diet which also help you. An upset stomach due to poor eating does not make feeling better easy. Drink lots of water too! When you see your doctor talk about feeling good. Soon you really will feel good!

Parents, change the way you talk to your child about his or her health. Also, don’t talk about your illnesses in front of your children. This only causes worry and stress, something we want to eliminate.

How powerful is your mind with regard to this topic? Have you every had a real bad headache, one that is so bad you just want you to go to bed and hide? Then the phone rings and you start talking to an old friend, before you know it the headache is gone! The call distracted your mind, the body repaired itself.

The mind is everything! The way you see the world is how it is going to be. If you have a stressful life take up some form of meditation to quiet the mind and allow you to gain control of it! Doing this to remove stress will also make the world of difference in your health. The way you think is the most important thing. You must work to change your belief system about illness!

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. ”

Take charge of how you feel today but taking charge of your thoughts! Watch this blog over the next few weeks and I will post more about changing your thinking processes.

Apr 12

Black Belt Reading Program

By Master Art Mason | News


Well our Black Belt Reading program officially started in April 1st and I am so happy at the response we have had so far! To see thise number of junior students who are readers makes me very happy! Almost all of our junior students have enrolled and several have read more then 6 books!

Reading is so important for brain development. Later I will post ranks in bookmarks these students are achieving!

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