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  • Are you finished?

    Today is a cold day in Colorado Springs. I could make many excuses to justify why I should blow off my workout. The wind is blowing, there are some flurries, the roads may become slick, I can come up with a thousand excuses, but the fact is...They are all still excuses. So I put on my sweat shirt and my jacket to make sure I am layered up and out the door I go. As I drive I find that more and more reasons for me not to workout today kept creeping in my mind. You know the usual reason like "The drive is so long", "Traffic is bad this time of day", "The gym will be crowded". Then I remembered...All these reasons are simply my excuses. That fact is that today the gym just is not my priority. ....

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  • I Did Not Forget

    Tom was a busy man. He worked 10 hours a day and had a part time job. Being happily married for 8 years, Tom and his wife Lacy have been blessed with 2 beautiful children Michael 7 and Sarah 4. Tom adored his children, at least that is what he kept reminding himself to justify why he spent so much time away from home. Bills had to be paid, the house note was due, two cars, utilities, numerous credit cards, college student loans and on top of that, they had not even begun to invest towards their retirements or the children's college education. "Dad" asked Michael, "Can we go to the park today?" "Not today," replied his dad, "I need my rest, see Daddy has been working all week and ....

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  • The Callouses Upon My Hands

    I sat beside an elderly man months ago. The wrinkles upon his face were so deep that even his sweat became trapped between them. He never wiped the sweat away "Why waste my energy" he would say "they only come back again". Then he would laugh with his deep familiar raspy laugh. His chair would creek almost in a rhythmic beat. His pace never changed which means the creaking of his chair also remained the same. The shadow from the sun striking his overhanging porch ceiling supplied all the shadow he needed. The water to his right rested on his old coaster sitting on top of the wooden table he had made many decades ago. The waters glass seemed to imitating him as the glass would ....

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  • How much does it cost

    There are many questions that we hear as business owners and martial arts instructors. How many days are you open? What are you hours? How much does it cost? Those questions and others are very common. Each is important to the person calling, as they should be. Many of us live paycheck to paycheck. Those of us with some discretionary income must still budge to make sure that we are able to afford the extra things that we want in life. Some of the questions stated above are really easy to answer. Others, well not so easy. Here in our city of Colorado Springs there are many different Karate schools and kids activities for our children to participate in. When calling around you may receive ....

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  • A Rose By Any Other Name

    Urban Jungle Self Defense, Combat Techniques, Combatives, Krav Maga, Hapkido, Gracie Combatives, the list goes on and on of names used by people proclaiming to teach "the best" in self defense. Is there really one better than the rest? Is that a question that is more speculative than factual? Is it the art or is it the person that makes the art successful. History has shown that community at large always flocks towards a trend. Trends are often times based upon perception and not reality. Do you remember the tech bubble in the 90's. Mutual funds for 50% plus gains. The perception was the companies had to be making money, but the reality was the market was rising and returns were high ....

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  • Don't Believe The Hype...The Stranger Danger Lie

    The "Stranger Danger" Lie? When we put the numbers together on this one, we were SHOCKED, and we think you will be too.... Parents, stay with me on this one, because it's going to get controversial, but it's one of the most important things that a parent can know to keep their child safe .


    Here's the harsh bit of truth that isn't popular: The only reason the term "Stranger Danger" is popular is because it rhymes. We at CFMAF, have been teaching and preaching this for over a decade. Many educators come to us and say that they have this group or that ....

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  • I am no one's hero

    I am no ones hero. What is the definition of "Hero". An ordinary person performing extraordinarily in spite of his fear. I am no ones hero. A young man upon a ship, nauseous not from the violent rocking of the ship, but nauseous from the fear of facing the bullets that now ping off his craft but soon will find their way into the bodies of his brothers beside him as they storm the beaches of Normandy. I am no ones hero. Bitter cold cracking the skin of this service man, as the moist cold builds ice sickles upon his faces as he awaits another assault from the Chinese and Koreans. Still he fights on toward the enemy and in spite of the cold. I am no ....

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  • The Struggle

    The Struggle. The man standing but his stance broken. Shoulders hunched over, head bowed defeated with shame. "Notice me" he screams without speaking, while his body proclaims "I am not seen." The Struggle. He holds up high a sign saying "Help Please", The sign held higher than his self esteem for he feels that he has none. I glance and quickly turn my head away Acknowledging the fact That I Refuse to acknowledge him. The Struggle. "God bless this man. Turn his life around" I silently pray as I continue to feed the hunger within my stomach, While ignoring the starvation within his. I pray for his blessing while ignoring still That God placed me here, now, ....

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  • Which is the Best Martial Art?

    Which is THE BEST Martial Art? The question has been asked of me yet again, you know the one. No matter if I am in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia, or my home city of Colorado Springs, every martial artist and wanna be martial artist asks this same question. The one that goes something like this, "Which martial art is better? Could a Karate guy beat Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, or The Undertaker of the WWE? Could Jet Li beat Mike Tyson? Could McGregor beat Mayweather? Or Maybe could Batman beat the Green Lantern?" You can change the martial art name and change the challeng er to whoever you would like it to be. The question remains the same, "Which martial art is better?" ....

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  • Does Strength Matter

    Does Strength Matter? If you have trained or have been an instructor for any length of time, you have either asked this question or have been asked the question of “Does Strength Matter?” Being Colorado Springs the home of many military installations, I am asked that a lot. With martial arts and karate schools all over, people often times receive and answer, but is it the right answer? During my many years of training, I have heard many different answers to that question. Some made sense, most answers, I believe, were just made up answers to get me off of my instructors back. The only other question I think that I have heard more is “Does size matter?” Anyone ....

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  • Creating Time for Me

    How to create “Me Time” Congrats you are a parent. You know all the joys of raising children. You remember the first day you brought your baby home. The joy you felt as your held your baby. As your child grows you love him/her even more. You love changing the diapers, washing their clothes, helping with the homework, cleaning the house, and you love the many “thank you’s” that you receive each day. Ok, you may not hear that as often as you would like. It is true that we love our children, but somewhere along the line many parents seem to lose the sense of “self”. Raising children is a full time, in addition to that job many ....

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  • Maintaining your Motivation

    To avoid falling off the wagon, or losing your motivation in the first place, here are 25 tips to help you maintain your motivation to achieve your goals once you have established where your specific drive is coming from. 1. Develop a positive attitude: The first thing you need to achieve your goals is a positive attitude. Negativity towards what is necessary to achieve what you want in life will only set you up for failure. Stay focused on the positive, write down the positives that are in your life right now, and all the wonderful things that you will achieve, feel and see happen in your life when you make the right choices day in and day out. Your attitude towards anything in life is ....

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  • My Favorite Bully

    Bullying in our city of Colorado Springs is often times something we hear of during the school year. Although many schools districts in Colorado Springs have made "Zero Tolerance" key words, that has not stopped bullying. Bullying exists not just at our schools, but over our phones, internet, in your child's home with siblings, and right outside your front door. Each child should be equipped with the necessary skills to be able to stop bullying. These skills are not just skills of the physical nature, but also verbal skills. Below, Kelly here in Colorado Springs has put to work the skills that she has learned while training at CFMAF. My Favorite Bully
    Kelly is the average 6th grade ....

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  • Victim to Victor, A story of choice in Colorado Springs

    7 Steps from Victim to Victor of an Assault
    It is a typical night in Colorado Springs. You have just stopped to pick up an item from the grocery store. It is dark, late, but not too late. You don't have many items, so you do not see the need to push the cart any further than the front door. You grab the bags, wrap them around your wrists, secure them in your arms, and walk toward your vehicle in the parking lot. You hear something behind you. You turn to see where the noise is coming from. Someone is walking behind you? His pace is increasing! Is he following you? Your mind is racing, Your Heart is Pounding! What do you do?
    This is just one real life scenario that people, ....

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  • Colorado Springs! Are you Helping or Hindering?

    Boundaries...Helping or Hindering
    February 2, 2011 at 10:40pm Boundaries…Helping or Hindering?
    It is obvious that today’s world is a fast paced one. Along with parents working, we are shuffling our children from baseball, to volleyball, to church activities, to Karate classes all over Colorado Springs,etc. etc. In our desire to ensure that our children are well rounded, we have gotten them involved in every activity imaginable. Then it happens…OVERLOAD! “Mom, I don’t want to go Karate or Martial Arts anymore. It’s always the same thing.” “Dad, I don’t want to do baseball anymore its boring.” ....

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  • The Mark of a Timeless Leader

    Melissa J. Gonzalez SPHE 417- Leadership Concepts in Coaching Assignment 3; Mentorship in Coaching- The Mark of a Timeless Leader A mentor is someone that you can look up to. Someone who can teach you about life, offer advice, “been there done that” experience and can guide and speak to you in a way which others don’t seem to have. They get you. It is a special occasion for someone to earn the title of Mentor. You may not even know they are earning that until you chose to take their advice, or you go to them and for some reason it just makes sense. This is someone you can go to for a variety of things and they will always say something ....

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  • Discover the Value in Colorado Springs

    Discover the Value
    A friend of mine in Colorado Springs called me excited that he had just bought a new car. Well, at least a car new for him. He told me about how he loved the paint job, the interior smelled like new, and the rims were really expensive. He told me about the nice interior and stereo system. He then told me that he almost made a mistake and bought the same vehicle from another guy who wanted $3000 more. "He was trying to rip me off" my friend said. "I got this one for just $5000." Soon he brought the vehicle over to me at our karate school. The kids in our kids karate class were excited to see his vehicle. He was beaming with pride over all the attention ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes in Colorado Springs!

    Check out our new website for Calvary Family Martial Arts & Fitness!
    We proudly serve the Colorado Springs, Fort Carson, and Fountain areas! Come see the programs and deals we have to offer. Kids Martial Arts, Self Defense and SO MUCH MORE! Fill out the "Request Information" form on the side of the page and stop in for a visit today! Don't forget to click here to visit us on our social media pages!! Facebook Youtube ....

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  • Upcoming Events in Colorado Springs

    Self-defense knowledge can help you in many unpredictable everyday situations. Through Events at CFMAF you can learn effective and high-quality self-defense techniques to protect yourself, and our loved ones. Our events in Colorado Springs teach you not only to be prepared, but also a new hobby.
    CFMAF Events:

    Spring/Summer Safety Series
    All events are available for kids and adults!
    Out and About in Colorado: April 15th, Saturday 10 am - Self Defense when hiking, or anywhere away from home
    Anti Abduction Summer Safety for kids: May 13th, Saturday 10 - Preparing the children for summer fun, while being safe (must rsvp)
    Carjacked/Handgun & Knife Defense Event: June ....

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