Trustworthy

[truhst-wur-th ee] (Deserving of trust or confidence) Shihan Brian Cyr – The Academy of Martial Arts – Founder To be trustworthy is to have earned the respect of others and to have gained their confidence. To be trustworthy is to have earned the right to be counted on by others. To be trustworthy is the…

The Run To Type None

September 28, 2014 Race Detail: 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run Where: Professors Lake, Brampton, Ontario When: September 28th, 2014 – 10:00am race startOn September 28, 2014, The Academy of Martial Arts continues its quest to raising $250,000 for diabetes research with the 1st annual Run To Type None, a 5 kilometer walk/run & 10 kilometer run. Its a…

The Muscle Memory

Sensei Kimberley Sue – Fourth Degree Black Belt – North Brampton Academy of Martial Arts In the martial arts we repeat techniques to create muscle memory. If a student has to use their karate, their bodies need to act instinctively. Katas are great examples: a series of movements set in a pattern, blocks and punches…

Change

Shihan Cyr – Head Instructor and Founder – Academy of Martial Arts We have all experienced failure: failed tests, exams, gradings, opportunities, and relationships. We can discuss the positive effect of succeeding instead of failing…. blah blah blah…. I get that. What I am talking about, are the situations in life that we are unable…

Virtue

(A character trait or quality valued as being always good in and of itself) Shihan Brian Cyr – The Academy of Martial Arts – Founder To be a virtuous person your: thoughts, words, and actions must be in alignment. Everyone desires to be virtuous; however, few can maintain this harmony in the face of change. Challenges…