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Congrats to our new ranks!

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Aine and Brandon for their grading to Hachi-kyu! Great job guys.  Both of you have been working very hard since beginning  your training in May of last year. (Has it been that long?! Wow!). I look forward to your continued learning as we keep working towards perfecting our Kata and basic techniques. Once again – congrats! Sensei Jason.

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Follow your gut. That’s my best advise.

I partially remember this famous quote by one of the world’s renowned thinkers… It went something like this, “There is enough information on the internet to confirm or deny any bias.”  For the life of me, I can’t seem to remember who said it.  If you do (fellow readers), please post in the comment section below.  Otherwise, I’ll just Google it later – hehe.  Honestly, when it comes to such broad sweeping statements, the proof really is in the pudding.…

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Fitting in vs. standing out.

Here is a great article about the concept of ‘fitting in’.  I found it to be a really interesting read.  So often, we feel forced to confine our behaviour to what is considered “expected” of us.  It can be more useful in our lives to stand out – leveraging abilities that come naturally to us.  Check out the article: Fitting in vs. standing out Sensei Pennell

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