Martial Arts

February 18, 2020:

Here at BB I just came downstairs from a martial arts class. It was the first of two classes being taught upstairs here at BB today, and I provide these classes for free to my employees. The instructor is a Korean Master that was born in Korea and martial arts has been his focus for his entire life. It’s what he does; it’s what he is; it permeates his being throughout every part of him. That’s why he is a Master.

Next month will mark our 5 year anniversary having a Martial Arts Master come and teach us. In the first class of today, there were 13 students. More than half were my kids, and more than half of those kids now have black belts. I am proud of them.

Why do I feel this is important for my kids? There are many reasons, but one of them is to better open their eyes to the world. The world is a big place, and I want my kids to be more knowledgable about it. For example, at the end of class today, the Korean Master had everybody sit down as he told a story (like he frequently does). It reminded me a little of the Kung Fu television series, and the stories told by the blind Master Po, teacher of Kwai Chang Caine (David Carradine). The story our teacher told today had an obvious Eastern philosophy/teaching behind it. And my kids are exposed to these Eastern philosophies weekly. It is good for them, and I appreciate it.

The kids also are learning discipline. And self defense. And it is life extending, because it is good for their health. But without a foreign born teacher, they would be missing out on some “world” exposure that I think is also important.

That’s also a benefit that is possible from the ROSE Doll Show. People from everywhere come, and I want my family to be exposed to that. It is a blessing for us, and I want to thank all who come for that blessing that they bring to us.

Thank you.