Karate, Teaches More than Karate

Kevin Cyr – First Degree Black Belt – Central Academy of Martial Arts Martial arts is more than kick and punch. Martial arts is a life style, a code, a moral compass. Beginners see karate as a way to defend yourself physically, which is right, but it goes much deeper than this. It has unique…

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…

Success

Shihan Brian Cyr – The Academy of Martial Arts – Founder Most people will initially define success from an external perspective, when asked to describe it. Wealth and power along with the possessions that accompany them are what we consider first. Following this initial response, upon further discussion, almost everyone will look towards altruistic principles…