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Sir, Are You Aware…

Awareness. A concept I often discuss during my entrepreneurship classes as it is vitally important to fully understand who you are, your strengths, and more importantly, your weaknesses before embarking on a risky endeavor such starting a business. As a young karate student, Self-Awareness was one of the “Selfs” we were required to learn and…
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Networking

I recently had an opportunity to speak to the University of Nebraska at Omaha Freshman Leadership Council; essentially a college version of student council. The senior adviser requested I talk about networking, something I discuss a lot at the College of Business as a vital part in any business endeavor. In the 30+ years of…
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And What Does That Look Like?

As a professor at the University of Omaha at Nebraska’s College of Business Administration one of the courses I have the pleasure of teaching is Management 3490; It’s your basic Management 101 type of class for business students. I enjoy the class because it allows me to fold in many of the leadership mantra I…
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Discipline…Who’s Your Daddy?!

One particular principle the authors highlight as key to creating an environment and culture of ownership is Discipline. Now this shouldn’t be a foreign term to any practitioner of the martial arts. It’s a staple. A core value. A central pillar of the practice and study of any martial art.

Is 4 Too Young?

I often get asked by parents what is a good age to start martial arts or how young do you take kids?  It’s a tough question that unfortunately doesn’t have a clean answer.  The martial arts are a great activity for kids for 2 big developmental reasons: physical attributes and life skills. Malcom Gladwell’s now…
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Love Us Some Tech

I recently had a student ask me about a particular fitness tracker; apparently it was one of the newer products on the market and a bunch of pro athletes are using it. I honestly don’t remember the name of it because it’s insignificant in my mind. The use of smart watches, fitness trackers, heart monitors,…
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Why Wait…Start Now!

The New Year is rapidly approaching and so will come the onslaught of resolutions geared toward life altering transformations of mindset, physique, financial well being, relationship bliss and/or corporate success. I’m not personally against resolutions; everyone should set high but achievable goals (go Air Force!) then put things in place to help drive toward them.…
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Choose 1 Lose One

Here at MAMA we have a Chose 1 Lose One board as part of our Training For Warriors Program. As an accountability tool, we ask students to write one thing they commit to taking on and one thing to eliminate in their larger goal of getting more fit, healthier and becoming a better person. While…
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Adaptive Defense Methods

Adaptive Defense Methods Dedicated to self-defense and fitness for everyone in the special needs and adaptive athlete community A graduate of Grace University with a degree in Pyschology, Brandon Ryan is a lifelong martial artist.  Born with Cerabral Palsy, his organization Adaptive Defense Method boasts a mission to not let anyone feel helpless, regardless of physical…
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