Tag Archives: New Year

An exciting year in Karate

2016 has come and gone…and it was exciting! I know. 2016 got a bad rap and some people were happy to see it go. But at Master Pattillo Martial Arts, we had a great year. Did I mention the word “exciting” yet? We gained new students. Students earned new belts (including new black belts!). We hosted several “Parents…

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Respect in Martial Arts

A lot of people talk about how martial arts training teaches respect. I have been giving this a lot of thought lately. Karate begins and ends with respect. – Gichin Funakoshi Just before we ended classes for the holidays, my friend Ryan Powell came to visit. Ryan was in town for the holidays and wanted to see…

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Wrapping it up for Christmas

This will probably be the last blog post until the New Year, so I wanted to take a minute and look back at the blog posts over the last several months. In July, I recognized that it was time to take Master Pattillo Martial Arts in a new direction; to pursue new challenges in order…

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