Thought of the Week #9

Who said it could not be done? And tell me what great victories does he have to his credit, which qualifies him to judge what can and can’t be accomplished. (Napoleon Hill Author of the 1936 classic Think and Grow Rich)

August, 2009 Promotions

Don Dixon's Black Belt and Kyu Rank PromotionsCongratulations to those who earned and were awarded promotions at our Karate camp on August 7 – 8, 2009.

  • Sho Dan (1st Degree Black Belt) – Don Dixon
  • Ni-Kyu (2nd Degree Brown Belt) – Anthony Curcuruto
  • San-Kyu (3rd Degree Brown Belt) – Joseph Reinbold
  • Senior Junior Blue Belt #2 – Kristyn Wheeler
  • Junior Purple Belt #2 – Katherine Waldman

Thought of the Week #5

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame Football Coach

Thought of the Week #4

“There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure,
loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.”

Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State

Thought of the Week #3

“I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to
take advantage of it. Everyone has bad breaks, but everyone also has
opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances
gets on.”

Samuel Goldwyn, 1879-1974, Film Producer

IWKA 2009 World Championship Tournament

Jeff Matusewicz, Adam Masur, Joe Marotta, Natalie Montone, Frank Henderson, Lee Gugler, Tony Curcuruto and I attended the 2009 IWKA Karate Championships and Seminars June 18th to June 20th in Pittsburgh, PA. There were about 300 competitors at the Downtown Hilton site. Adam Masur, 5th Degree Black Belt, won 2nd place in Weapons and 3rd place in Kata. Natalie Montone, 2nd Degree Black Belt, won 2nd place in Sparring. Lee Gugler, Brown Belt, won 3rd place in Kata. Each of the people assisted in preparing the site for the events, attended seminars with Master Duessel and Master Wallace and created many memories that they may share with you if you ask.

The official results are in. Download a PDF of all the winners.