Congratulations to Miranda Cole for earning her promotion to San Kyu – Senior Brown Belt #3 and Aryan Motyala to Junior Green Belt #1.


Bull’s-Eye by Brian Tracy – – Hitting Your Target

We are living in the greatest time in all of human history. Despite short-term economic fluctuations, there have never been more opportunities for more people to achieve more of their goals than there are today. The fact is, you have more potential than you could use in a hundred lifetimes. And the more of your potential you use, the more potential becomes available to you. The more you learn, the more you can learn. There is no reason for you not to be earning twice as much as you are today, or even five or ten times as much. There are people all around you who are no more talented than you, and no better educated, who are already earning this much. And what others have done, you can do as well, if you just learn how.

Clarity, Focus, and Concentration

You have the ability right now to achieve more than you ever have before, as long as you incorporate three essential mental skills into your life: clarity, focus, and concentration. You must become absolutely clear about who you are and what you want. You must focus on your most important goals and activities. And finally, you must concentrate single-mindedly until you have completed your tasks and achieved your goals. These are the three essential requirements practiced by all successful people throughout history to accomplish extraordinary results and great achievements. Fortunately, each of these skills is learnable with practice and repetition. Just as you can develop your physical muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop your mental muscles through continuous repetition. Your aim in life should be to achieve all of the wonderful things that are possible for you. You want to score big—to hit the bull’s-eye, the center of the target—in everything you do.


One’s aim in life should be to achieve all of the wonderful things that are possible! One’s potential is practically limitless, if one could just learn how to utilize it. Clarity, Focus, and Concentration: Three strong, simple attributes needed to hit the bull’s-eye. Just as you can strengthen your muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop mental toughness through discipline and repetition. You have the ability RIGHT NOW to achieve more than you ever have. The discipline learned through the study of Isshin-ryu Karate gives each of us the ability to focus on the tasks at hand and succeed.

There is control  control over  destiny

  • Become an active contributor rather than a passive observer
  • Others look to you for leadership
  • Create the reputation as a problem solver
  • Enhance educational or career opportunities
  • Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from getting things done…the power of positive doing
  • Experience less anger, frustration and helplessness—all leading to better physical health – practice “letting go” of negative issues in life.


Something magical happens when we accept personal responsibility for our behavior and our results. But, it’s not easy, because it’s human nature to “pass the buck.” But as I’ve gotten older when things go wrong in my business, or my life, I find the culprit…in the mirror. In every instance, it always comes back to choices I’ve made in my life that put me exactly where I am today. Success is the intentional, premeditated use of choice and decision. Choose with certainty what is desired. The world is filled with opportunity. With conviction, commit to achieving success by being decisive. We are born with great capabilities, but our potential will not be met until we act. Rise to the occasion when it presents itself. Clearly defined goals allow progress toward another insight that represents the end of one experience and the transition to a new and better existence. The objective is to choose the right goals, and then to create the necessary causes—the effects will follow!


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

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