Just Say No to Quitting

Ed note: Reprinted with permission from Train Strong to Remain Strong and in honor of the many new kiddos we have joining our Ohana! My husband and I decided that martial arts was an activity our children would participate in. We were the adults and guardians of our...

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Self-Respect Begins with Respecting Others

Manners appear to me to be a lost art. Daily, I see oblivious, rude people living in my well-intentioned and mannered world. No one says "thanks" when you hold the door open for them. Or even smiles at you for that matter.  Parents allow their children to interrupt...

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Going Back to School Kaju AZ Style

The good news: back to school time!  Bad news: let the scheduling games begin! For the Corder family, one of our new school year traditions was a family meeting with the big calendar getting everything into place. After putting in the NNA (Non-Negotiable Activities...

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Awards Don’t Define You, Actions Do

Ed Note: This blog was written previously, but we are reprinting in honor of Sibak Cam's return. Mahalo. “Awards don’t define you. Your actions define you.” - Marcus Luttrell I attended the Martial Arts Supershow in Vegas in July 2014. The main speaker was Victor...

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Black Belt Reflections: Sibak Connor Companik

My temporal journey to black belt began in the summer of 2009 when I first stepped foot in the Kaju AZ Mesa dojo. It was five years from the age of thirteen to the age of eighteen, ten belts from white to black, eight pretests, and ten belt tests. Over this course of...

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Why Giving More than You Take is SO Important

Our Corder Family Motto is "Give More Than You Take." I often say “Life is Good.”  I am happy, healthy and I am blessed beyond belief.  And I love to serve.  At Kaju AZ we do a service project every quarter, but honestly, I want to do one every day!  Service makes me...

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My Martial Arts Journey: Simo Linda George

When I retired in September 2006, after what I considered a successful career, I didn’t know what I was going to do with my time.  I only knew I was tired of the travel, long hours and time away from my family.  What came next was quite a surprise. I will spare you...

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Aunty Jen: My Search for Approval

I typically fly under the radar but like every one on earth, I want to be accepted.   My need for acceptance and approval has stopped me from taking some growth opportunities over my 50 plus years , as I have feared not being successful or being liked. Some of my...

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