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Basic Truths of Martial Arts Training

Basic Truths of Martial Arts Training

<i>A few lists of universal etiquette, personal development and martial arts training realisms  </i> 

Working and/or working out in a gym is always interesting. There are lots of different people sharing the same environment over long periods of time.  A martial arts school is an even more interesting place to be…

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Diana Rathborne
A loss, a gift and a reflection: RIP Christine Braswell

The LouKa pistol course class photo. Christine's on the far left.

Saturday I got two texts: one saying that a friend had been in a car accident and was critical. The second saying that she didn't make it. Christine Braswell was an amazing woman I had the good fortune to meet because of a series of random confluences. My life has been greatly enriched by the very short time I spent with her. Her passing, unexpected and fast, has inspired a pause to reflect, be grateful for the people in my life and to let the things go that aren’t important.

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Diana Rathborne
Situational Awareness: Hope is NOT a Plan.

Of the many gifts the martial arts journey has given me, the people I’ve gotten to know, learn from and train with is up at the top of my list. This past week, one of my friends and training partners from the Active Countermeasures Group (ACG) volunteered his time to talk to my Women’s Self Defense class at Minneapolis Community Technical College. His presentaion exposed these young women to the highest level instruction and cutting edge information on situational awareness. I've watched them throughout the semester learn and become both aware and proactive in their day to day self protection.

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