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Burnout.. Who teaches the teachers?

I have had the pleasure of working with some very talented people over the years. These are people who are passionate about the world of martial arts. These are good hardworking people who sometimes struggle everyday to offer a quality service and keep the doors open. Many schools have a bare minimum of equipment that is often years beyond needing to be replaced. The struggle is real for those who are called to teach. A calling that can lead to burnout.

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Watching people shut down

As I walked into my bank, a young man in his early 20s was blocking the entrance. He stood with his back to me at a parade rest. His demeanor was strange, as if on something or mentally unstable. He had short brown hair and was sloppily  dressed in a gray shirt and...

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Neutered Men

I went in to pay my rent today. It was a day like any other. The only real difference was that I forgot to remove my knife that I wear on my side. Its nothing special. A fixed blade single edge with a bone handle in a leather sheath. The women working there said their...

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