Assertive

Shihan Brian Cyr – The Academy of Martial Arts – Founder [uh-sur-tiv] (the quality of being self assured) Assertiveness is the ability to think for ourselves, ask for what we need, and to stand up for ourselves. Many definitions of assertiveness include the term aggressive; however, it is important to understand hat there is a…

Confidence

Shihan Brian Cyr – The Academy of Martial Arts – Founder [kon-fi-duhns] (belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities) Confidence is cultured through knowledge and skill. It is a firm belief in the result of years of trials and tribulations. It is developed by accomplishing something today that you did not feel or know…

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…

Service

Shihan Brian Cyr – The Academy of Martial Arts – Founder [sur-vis] (an act of helpful activity) We live in a service oriented society. We sell our services to an employer in exchange for capital that we then use to purchase the services of others. Even when we think that we are buying a product,…

Boardroom Rockstar

Make it Your Office!             These next blog posts are written for us office workers out there. If you’re interested to see how the Martial Arts can help you in your work place, read on! Boardroom Rockstar Renchi Ian Jay – Mississauga Manager – Fifth Degree Black Belt – Mississauga Academy of Martial Arts Does…

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…