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Martial Arts Classes Gainesville GA

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A Plus Tae Kwon DO
(770) 297-0300
250 John W Morrow Jr Pkwy
Gainesville, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Karate World
(678) 450-0055
3701 Mcever Rd
Oakwood, GA
Martial Art Styles
Karate

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Braselton Choi Kwang Do
(770) 868-8830
2095 Hwy 211 NW Suite 5B
Braselton, GA
Martial Art Styles
Choi Kwang Do

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Legacy Martial Arts
(770) 329-6314
2590 Hamilton Mill Rd
Buford, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tang Soo Do

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Ko Ryo Tae Kwon DO
(678) 714-0056
3300 Hamilton Mill Rd
Buford, GA
Martial Art Styles
Tae Kwon Do

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Haymore's United Karate
(770) 536-2709
537 West Ave
Gainesville, GA
Martial Art Styles
Karate

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Edge Ata Black Belt Academy
(770) 539-9245
4619 Smithson Blvd
Oakwood, GA
Martial Art Styles
Karate, Self-Defense

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Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy
(678) 513-5436
3020 Old Atlanta Rd
Cumming, GA
Martial Art Styles
Hapkido, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Tae Kwon Do, Tai chi

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Underground Kenpo Academy
(770) 375-1650
4795 South Lee Street
Buford, GA
Martial Art Styles
Brazilian Jujitsu, Kempo, Capoeira

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Global Karate
(770) 932-6003
3343 Pucketts Mill Rd
Buford, GA
Martial Art Styles
Karate

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Think Like a Black Belt: Perfection is Not a Destination, It's a Never-Ending Process

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The heart of the black belt mindset is perfection. I say this all the time; and all the time I get people arguing with me! Knock it off!

I know human beings aren't perfect; we make mistakes. So what? It's human nature to make mistakes so if you make mistakes relax! You're a perfect human being; but that's not the point.

Stop thinking of perfection as some perfect state of being. Stop thinking of perfection as some place or time you're supposed to arrive at; it's not a destination it's a process.

Lots of people enjoy the wise sayings of the ancient Asian philosophers and martial artists. The problem is that unless you understand the context of these sayings they're nothing but bites of fortune cookie astrology and t-shirt slogans. Let's get to a practical translation of perfection.

If you think of perfection as a destination, then you're stuck chasing a carrot on the end of a stick just like the proverbial donkey. If perfection is nothing more than some motivational goal you know you'll never reach, how long will your motivation last? Face it, the donkey doesn't keep walking toward that carrot because he understands that this unattainable objective will get him closer to his life's destiny. He chases that carrot because he's stupid!

You're not a donkey and you don't need to chase carrots.


Change perspective for a second. Instead of looking at perfection as some unreachable ideal look at it as a process. Achievement in any area of life; material, emotional or spiritual is a process. Achievement is made of thousands of small steps forward and some steps back and sideways. You're going to have some wins, and you're going to have some losses. Adversity and frustration are part of the deal as well as moments of triumph and joy. Nothing new here; unless you're the proverbial jack ass you've heard this stuff before!

Martial artists practice forms or kata. These are dance-like exercises designed to help you perfect movements and applications. The process of perfecting a form is endless! No instructor worth his oats will ever tell you your form is perfect; there is always some room for improvement. That's the point; the form isn't the end; it's the means! The kata is an exercise in perfection and this exercise never ends!

Set a big goal; nothing wrong with that. Now instead of letting the moment of attainment represent your arrival at perfection; let every moment of the process be a moment of perfection. Change perfection from a noun to a verb. As you fully engage in the process of attaining your goals you are, in every moment, fully engaged in the process of perfection. Every step: forward, backwards and sideways is part of this process. I know you've got somewhere you want to go; but right now you're doing what it takes to get there...


Perfect!


Apply the same process of perfection in your personal and professional life that a martial artist practices in perfecting a kata. Create a life kata.

Best of all, no matter what ...

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