Just Stick With It 280x190 Martial Arts   not just another physical activity

Most people, especially parents, think that martial arts training is just another physical activity.  But it is so much more than that.  Martial arts training at West Houston ATA Martial Arts is about the development of the student as a complete person, with emphasis on life skills such as courtesy, respect, discipline, honor, integrity, self-control, […]

Just Stick With It 280x190 Becoming a warrior in todays society   conclusions

We’ve been talking about living the life of a modern day warrior for some time now, and I’d like to offer a few conclusions. A warrior is never afraid to admit when he’s made a mistake.  Mistakes are a part of living.  The best we can do is to learn from them and hope that […]

women self defense 225x190 Becoming a warrior in todays society   Courage

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”  (James Neil Hollingworth)   The modern day warrior recognizes this and understands that courage is working through one’s fears. Anyone who goes through basic training in the Navy, known as boot camp, must do a qualifying swim. […]

LWR 280x190 Becoming a warrior in todays society   Values

One thing that sets the warrior apart from others is a clear system of values. Values give you the standards you use to make the decisions of how you should act and what you should do in all kinds of different situations. The values of respect, compassion, self-esteem, honesty, and self-discipline help you to examine […]