Eight Seconds or Less

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Eight Seconds or Less is a martial arts blog that focuses on self-protection, martial arts history, concepts and techniques, MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, as well as other miscellaneous martial arts related topics.

This blog is called Eight Seconds or Less because most self-protection scenarios last about eight seconds or less. A lot of things can happen in that very short time, and whether we're prepared for that possibility can make all the difference. I am a student of the martial arts, continually seeking to increase my knowledge and expand my understanding of the arts.



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Most people know martial arts training gives a person self-defense skills, but there’s so much more than just the ability to protect oneself against a bully or an attacker: martial arts is a lifestyle that emphasizes physical, mental, and emotional wellness, personal growth, and the attitude to achieve goals and be the best we can be. A quality martial arts program is meant to bring out the best in students.
Martial arts help develop the fundamental life skills needed for the journey to Black Belt and beyond: focus, self-discipline, commitment, respect, and confidence. At our academy, we teach the “Black Belt Success Method”: each day we try to get just a little bit better than the day before. A little bit today, a little bit tomorrow, a little bit the next day. In time, all those little bits add up to an amazing level of growth and personal development.
Black Belt is an amazing achievement and a sign of great accomplishment, but it’s not the final goal. Martial arts training focuses on developing important life skills and good habits which benefit a person all of his or her life. So while Black Belt is an important goal for our students, it’s not the end. In many ways, it’s only the beginning. The Black Belt around one’s waist is a symbol that the student has developed the life skills and the good habits of the martial arts, and is ready to learn even more amazing and awesome things. A Black Belt is like a Driver’s License: you don’t earn it so you can just toss it in a drawer and never use it. You take it with you, so you can go to all kinds of places you couldn’t have gone before.
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Most people know martial arts training gives a person self-defense skills, but there’s so much more than just the ability to protect oneself against a bully or an attacker: martial arts is a lifestyle that emphasizes physical, mental, and emotional wellness, personal growth, and the attitude to achieve goals and be the best we can be. A quality martial arts program is meant to bring out the best in students.

Martial arts help develop the fundamental life skills needed for the journey to Black Belt and beyond: focus, self-discipline, commitment, respect, and confidence. At our academy, we teach the “Black Belt Success Method”: each day we try to get just a little bit better than the day before. A little bit today, a little bit tomorrow, a little bit the next day. In time, all those little bits add up to an amazing level of growth and personal development.

Black Belt is an amazing achievement and a sign of great accomplishment, but it’s not the final goal. Martial arts training focuses on developing important life skills and good habits which benefit a person all of his or her life. So while Black Belt is an important goal for our students, it’s not the end. In many ways, it’s only the beginning. The Black Belt around one’s waist is a symbol that the student has developed the life skills and the good habits of the martial arts, and is ready to learn even more amazing and awesome things. A Black Belt is like a Driver’s License: you don’t earn it so you can just toss it in a drawer and never use it. You take it with you, so you can go to all kinds of places you couldn’t have gone before.


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Enter the Ninja - 1981

My childhood.

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Much respect for these martial artists. Metamoris was freaking amazing to watch.

Much respect for these martial artists. Metamoris was freaking amazing to watch.

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Love this jump kick. It’s one of my favorites to practice.

Love this jump kick. It’s one of my favorites to practice.

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13 Steps Toward Living a Better Life
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13 Steps Toward Living a Better Life

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