Empathy

Put yourself in my shoes. We are often invited to take a mile-long walk in shoes that aren’t our own — maybe during an argument, maybe in the midst of ...

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Language

By their very nature, words are specific. Some may have several meanings, different connotations, and minor shifts in feel depending on the context of ...

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How Big Is Your “But?”

Is your BUT too big? Billy slammed his hand into the board again. It still wouldn’t break. His eyes, face and hand were the same crimson colour. Betwe ...

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Actions and Paths Toward Conflict Resolution

Driving down the highway with my wife… I was no more right than I was wrong – when has that ever averted my adhering to my position, though – we found ...

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Breathing is the Key to Everything

by: Master Cat Fitzgerald “Breathe. Breathe,” were the soft, yet demanding, words entering my sleep. Wait, I’m not sleeping. Why am I wet…uh oh….tell ...

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Training Through Injury or Why an Injury Is Not Excuse to Stop Training

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “I was training two to three times per week, but then I got injured and I had to take some time off. Now ...

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Are YOU Cut Out for Martial Arts?

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing Martial Arts at KSA? People often think they need to be in excellent shape, young, or competitive to take a marti ...

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Self-Defense Programs in Martial Arts Schools Have to Change

Redefining Crime: Why We Are Failing Our Self Defense and Martial Arts Students By Lissette Fitzgerald “Crime is on the rise.” While this ...

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Top 10 Tips for Choosing a Martial Arts School

Years ago, when my oldest was barely 6 years old, I decided that he needed an extra-curricular activity, and, having seen what martial arts had done f ...

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Aikido: Compassion and Assertiveness

I read something interesting recently. To quote, it said, Compassion is understanding, it does not include sacrifice. Compassion is not martyrdom, it ...

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Flight

Today, I flew. Less as a passenger and more as a little child, full of wonder and marvel at the passing clouds, the tiny life scurrying about beneath ...

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The KSAMag – September Edition is Here!

Hello and Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of KSAMag, the official newsletter of KSA Martial Academy! In this issue: Grand Master Katherine Wieczerza  ...

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