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

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

Martial History #2: Jhoon Rhee

I was originally I was planning on continuing with some additional interesting tidbits about Judo. (Like how it influenced Sherlock Holmes!) But I realized with belt graduation coming this Saturday, this is a great time to talk about Jhoon Rhee.   Jhoon Rhee was born in South Korea in 1932 and began training in Tang

Lessons for November

Below are the lessons we’re covering in class for the month of November. If your child is not one of our students, and you would like them to learn these same great, life-changing lessons, visit us at http://www.jpblackbelt.com  White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Respect Respect means to treat others the way you want to be

Martial History #1: Judo

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny Originally in the newsletter I had a series of articles published as “totally useless facts.” And there are quite a few of those around this blog. However, some of those articles I have renamed “Martial History” simply because I think the history of the martial arts (while perhaps “useless”

The October Calendar!

A bit belated, but here is October’s Calendar. Some special items of note:– Friday October 11th is our staff in-service day (the academy will be closed)– Leadership seminar Friday October 18th– Free Women’s self-defense seminar Saturday October 19th (1:00-4:00) – Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Course, Sunday October 20th– Parent’s Night Out Friday October 25th (6:30-11:00)– School

Sometimes, You Need Someone to Ask

My grandfather was a lifelong carpenter and a phenomenal woodworker. Even being one of 12 of his grandchildren, my home has many wonderful wood pieces that he created. We have cutting boards, picture frames, and toothpick holders. But before you think he was an amateur, we also have step stools and an amazing rocker with