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Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 10

Quote of the Week


“The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.”

-Thomas Huxley


Karate News

When was the last time you saw a group of kids who were dedicated, driven, and achieving success?
The last Thursday of each month is testing at SMA, and it presents both students who are testing, and […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 9

Quote of the Week

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.”

-Napoleon Hill

Karate News

We think it’s important for our students to learn respect.  While they have an opportunity to strengthen this behavior on the mat, we believe it is equally important for them to carry this behavior beyond the dojo into the two […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 8

Off the Mat – Training 
Tested in the Real World
“High Expectations”
I’m always on the fence about whether or not I’m happy with people’s high expectations of me.  There is a part of me that would really rather that everyone have average expectations of me so that I can sit and wallow in my own “I don’t wanna’s”. […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 7


Off the Mat – Training Tested in the Real World

“We Are the Missing Link”

On the heels of a post from Karina about the value of not quitting, I’d like to share with you a time that I did quit.

I quit the gym. It took me a year into my training at SMA to do […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 6

Off the Mat – Training Tested 
in the Real World
“Happy New (School) Year!”
It’s that time of year again…the start to a new year.  A new school year, that is.  A “New Year” conjures up thoughts of a fresh start, a new beginning, a time to reflect on what you are happy with and what you hope to […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 5

Off the Mat – Training 
Tested in the Real World
I love being active.  I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a state finalist softball team in my high school days, as well as a field hockey team that took home the championship.  I’ve always looked forward to playing sports, and enjoying a hard earned ‘team […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 4

Off the Mat – Training Tested 
in the Real World

In my basement I have about twenty five projects that I have started and have yet to finish.  I also have books that are half read, exercise videos that have been viewed a handful of times (okay…twice) and the list goes on for, sadly, quite a while. […]

Stryker Dojo Newsletter, Issue 3

On the Mat – Training Tested in the Real World”Take a Minute”I tend to get anxious about new experiences, especially those that involve presenting myself in front of large groups of people.  I know that these moments are a part of life and are unavoidable, but knowing that doesn’t keep me from psyching myself out and […]

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Stryker Dojo Newsletter; Issue 2

 Off the Mat – Training Tested in the Real World”Self-Defense in Aisle 3″There are many reasons to train in the martial arts, and one popular reason that people begin their study is because they want to learn self-defense. I’ll admit it—I like the idea that with each class that I work hard in, I elevate […]

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“Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.”  – Kal MenningerIf you like our content please share it with your friends!

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