Sam’s Corner #31

So recently the little blonde tornado is getting scared at times. The funny thing is she’s doing to herself! Many of you have seen Raylan leave the office and come sprinting out to the groups of people watching class. She’s eager to say hello, eager to meet new people, eager to…well, she’s eager to do

Lesson for February – Mr. Stanford

Goal Setting is a great things to learn at a young age. This month kids will talking about Goal Setting and Motivation. White, Yellow, and Orange belts will continue talking about Goals and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Motivating. Achievable. Relevant. Trackable.) goals. Purple belts and above will be talking specifically about one aspect of goal setting:

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #5 – The Beast!

Last month, the President and Vice-President visited the Toledo area. I was part of a detail of law enforcement officers that helped with the motorcades. As a way of saying “thanks” the Secret Service invited all officers involved to come out the night before the visit to see The Beast! For those of you not

Martial History #4: Sambo

Recently I mentioned judo having an impact and influence around the world, so much so, even the Russians were impacted! In September of 1907, a young man by the name of Vasili Oshchepkov went to Tokyo to study theology. While in the seminary ,he studied judo and became the best judoka in the program. On

Lessons for January by Mr. Stanford

Since the start of the New Year is a time for making resolutions, everybody with be talking about Goals and Goal Setting. A goal is something that you want, but are also willing to work for. If we aren’t willing to work for something, it is simply a wish. When settings goals, we want to

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! As always, we have a lot going on (but you already knew that, didn’t you?!) There are a few things I wanted to draw your attention to: · We will of course be closed a fair amount over the holidays. I know a lot of training facilities close down for  both weeks, but I

Lessons for December

Since we have so many days off later in the month, higher belts would hardly have any time to talk about a different topic after the first week’s review, so all belts will be working on the same topic. All Belts will be talking about Patience during the month of December. Patience is waiting for

I’m Not That Important

Recently I went to the Center for Emergency Preparedness to teach police cadets. The Center (often just called “The CEP”) is a part of the Owen’s College campus that focuses on training first responders, Police, Fire, and EMS. You may see the CEP sometime if you drive on Tracy Rd near the Owens campus; it

Sam’s Corner #29

  These last two years I’ve spent a lot of time showing Raylan how she’s supposed to behave. I’ve shown Raylan how to chase birdies. How to play nicely. How to use her nose to find things. How to act calm around the little kids. I’ve even shown her how to go to daddy’s office