Category: School Business

  • Loyalty


    There’s lots of talk in the Kuk Sool Won™ world about loyalty right now. So, as with any good discussion, let’s define terms. Most definitions of loyalty have something to do with being faithful to someone in charge. There is some lateral sense of being loyal to a spouse, for instance, but loyalty usually goes…

  • So…Ukraine?


    Yeah. I think it’s important. No, I’m not Ukrainian. No, I don’t know any Ukrainians. And, no, I don’t think my little contribution will change anything globally.

  • Debut Novel

    Debut Novel

    Last February, after working for over a decade, I published my first novel, Flight. It’s available wherever you buy books. All the online stores have the eBook. Books-A-Million can order it for you from Ingram, and the library can get both physical copies and eBooks through their normal channels. My author’s name for this project…

  • How much should martial art classes cost?

    How much should martial art classes cost?

    With the state of the economy and other things considered, it is not surprising that people value martial art classes so little. If I could, I’d set the price of gasoline lower than it is, despite the fact that I would have a very hard time functioning without it.

  • Referral Credit

    Referral Credit

    The toughest part about running a martial art school is getting new students in the door. The newspaper is all but dead; most people use ad blockers on their browsers, billboards are crazy expensive, and I refuse to advertise via text message or autodialers. I depend on my blog and word of mouth as my…

  • Emotions

    I don’t know if it’s a guy thing, or just a “me” thing, but a lot of people have trouble telling when I’m serious or joking, happy or angry. Even people who know me well sometimes can’t tell if I’m just thinking or getting ready to blow a gasket.

  • St. Louis Tournament and Testing Recap

    As usual, the competition in St. Louis this year was intense. Lots of tough competitors attend this tournament. Also as usual, even though we had few competitors, we acquitted ourselves well. For our school, the weekend began with Blackbelt Testing on Friday evening. We had three students testing, JKN Anna Dodd, began testing for Second Degree…

  • Was: Cleaning Day, Now: A New Day

    Was: Cleaning Day, Now: A New Day

    This is a strange post to be writing. Initially, I was going to request everyone’s help next month to spruce up the school. I wanted to take a Saturday afternoon in the middle of May and do some painting, plant some flowers, etc. Here’s the email that I sent to the Senior Center. Hi Judy,…

  • Local Events

    As part of my ongoing mission to help make Muncie a better place through the practice of martial art, I’ve committed to being involved in more community events this year. Since we participated in precisely one event last year, that won’t be a hard goal to reach. We’re participating in the 18th Annual Children’s Health…

  • A Look Back at Twelve Years

    A Look Back at Twelve Years

    Tomorrow Kuk Sool Won of Muncie will officially celebrate its twelfth anniversary! We had our first class on April first, 2005. We didn’t have any regular students yet, we hadn’t finished painting, and we didn’t have the carpet down. My little sister, Trinity was there in her new uniform, along with my kids and my…