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AUSTIN WESTLAKE LOCATION
3636 Bee Caves Rd. #212
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-2900
LAKEWAY LOCATION
1200 Lakeway Dr. #5
Lakeway, TX 78734
(512) 900-1323

Archive for the ‘Instructor Blogs’ Category

How a Martial Artist Found Joy and Connection Through Sparring

by Sensei Jonathan Hewitt – Founder of Life Ki-do The Joy and Dance of Kickboxing: Say what? Let me explain. The other night in our Teen/Adult class after more than 25 years of martial arts training and over 20 years of teaching full time, I experienced a deep joy and dance while we were doing […]

See Through Your Heart Instead of Your Eyes and Connect to the Core of Humanity

We all become happier, better friends to ourselves and everyone when we learn to look through the understanding of our heart instead of just our eyes. by Sensei Doug Diamond/Youth Program Director Our heart is a tool Yesterday in class we were about to practice nunchaku, so I was reminding the kids that the nunchucks […]

Stop Struggling With Challenges And Accept Them As The Perfect Challenge Instead

How sensitive and aware are we of our moment to moment affect on those around us? How much of the time are we only hearing our inner dialogue and not truly listening? by Sensei Doug Diamond/Youth Program Director In addition to teaching classes at the dojo, I have the opportunity to work with elementary students […]

How A Bully Vowed To Never Fight Again

Essential to our long term happiness,  how to use River Effort to  awaken our innate, universal drive to care for ourselves and each other. by Sensei Doug Diamond/Youth Program Director I have a son in kindergarten, and last week I had the opportunity to sit and speak with his class for 20 minutes. Our discussion […]

Overcoming Struggles With Shyness, Focus And Caring For Each Other

Empathy is more than understanding the feelings of another. Empathy is a true path for us to work together to make our lives all that they can be. by Sensei Doug Diamond/Youth Program Director This week in class we are working on using kicks, both individually and with partners. Watching our students work together in this […]

3 Essential Practices To Positively Impact The Quality Of Our Lives

Actively learn who we are by questioning the inner state of our body.  Get to know ourselves deeply, and learn to preserve who we are through the challenges of life. by Sensei Doug Diamond/Youth Program Director We make an inner declaration of freedom and strength when we choose to take a moment of our life […]