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Master's Corner
The AUVTKD blog, filled with personal yet insightful information from Master Bill Auvenshine.
One Drop at a Time

The awesome power of the Rio Grande River with its ability to literally change the face of the earth is most apparent in the Big Bend area in the desert of west Texas. There, over time, the unstoppable river has carved canyons through solid granite nearly one thousand feet...



The Black Belt

Most of us begin our training with the hopes of someday becoming a black belt. This is a worthwhile and necessary attitude to have if we do aspire to become a black belt. As we progress through the colored belt ranks, we always have that coveted black belt in...



Tenets of Taekwondo

When you smile, the world smiles back at you. Have you ever noticed that when you smile at someone, the person almost always smiles back? A smile is a very common, honest and sincere form of courtesy. It costs nothing to use, and makes both the giver and the...



Recipe for Life

10 cups Love (filled to overflowing) 1 scoop Dreams & Ambitions 1 dash Good Intentions (no bad ones) 2 shakes Naive Stupidity 1 slice Raw Nerve 1-10 sets Unforeseeable Circumstances 1 ounce Pure Dumb Luck 1 can Elbow Grease 2 scoops Memories (good & bad) 1 lick Good Sense...



The ‘Be Back Bus’ from Excuse City

How many times have you heard someone say, I’ll be back!, when they quit a team sport or quit school or some other activity? How many times have you been guilty of the same thing? Maybe you always meant to write a particular letter or finish a certain project...



Champions

Many different nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe compete in the Olympics and take pride in their athletes and cheer them on to jump higher, run faster and do the very best that they possibly can. On the day of any particular event, entire countries want their athletes to be...



The Perfect Me

Have you ever wished you were smarter than you are? Stronger? Had more friends? Maybe you wish you could be more popular than you are, maybe even more attractive? How about being more skilled, or have a better sense of humor? Or how about just happier than you are...



The Weather

Mark Twain famously said: This is true.  What is also true is that the weather is probably the only thing that people cannot do anything about.  The most we can do about disagreeable weather is to accept it as it is.  This, however, is not true about virtually everything...



The Bow and Arrow

The adolescent years are perhaps the most difficult and confusing times of our lives. They are also the most enthusiastic and adventurous. We change mentally, emotionally and physically more than at any other time in our lives. It is then that we lay the foundation for which we will...



We just never know

We just never know what is around the corner in our lives as martial artists. When my wife and I decided to open up our school almost ten years ago we both felt there was a good chance that we would fail. We both knew we could live with...




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