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Understanding Martial Arts A Little Better

Author : T Potter
Martial arts is a term that is used to describe a system of fighting that is very unique but often quite varied. The system has codes and rules to it. It is not one that has weapons, especially any type of modern day weapons, but one that focuses the body and the mind to have them work as one. It is used for traditional uses, for sport in competitions around the world, for fitness, for self defense although it does not teach to go out and fight but to defend and for improvement of the self. For this aspect, there are several things that martial arts can do. It can help to keep you mentally disciplined, provide self cultivation such as that of meditation and provide for self confidence. Character development is the key to martial arts.Martial arts have been practiced for many years. It can be dated as far back as 2500 years ago in the Zhou Dynasty. Here, students would master the Six Arts which including rites, calligraphy, mathematics, charioteering, archery and music.The systems that are used within martial arts are quite varied. Here are some of the various focuses of them.? Kicking which can be found in Tae kwon do, Capoeira and tantui.? Striking which is a main element and is found in karate, Wing Chun, Bando and Southern Praying Mantis.? Weapons. In some forms such as Iaido, Kendo, Fencing, and Bojutsu, there is the use of old style weaponry.? Grappling and throwing are also evident. Here they are used in such forms as wrestling, Judo, Shuai Jiao, Sambo, Naban, and Qin Na.Most individuals that study martial arts will study several or many of these different areas of combat. Other forms such as those that come from traditional Chinese arts teach more including acupuncture, acupressure and bone setting as part of the study of traditional Chinese Medicine.Today, martial arts are quite misunderstood. Many have seen it done on television in various movies and have come to think of it as just a style of fighting. But, there is much more to it than that. It is not only in the combat element that martial arts are quite powerful, but also in the element of self control and character building. Many parents allow children who misbehave to take classes not to teach them to fight, but to teach them control.This article was written by T.Potter. You can visit Genuine Martial Arts for further information and martial arts resources.
Category : Recreation-and-Sports:Martial-Arts

10 Common Money And Success Myths - Part 3

Author : Ian Canaway
Here we continue to discuss a few commonly held beliefs, or "myths," that hold many of us back from achieving success...Myth 6: If you weren't born into money, you'll never be rich.Fact: Millionaires are made every day. Many of them are self-made millionaires - people who started with nothing or close to nothing and amassed fortunes. Simply because they decided to and they didn't let anyone dissuade them from their goals.If you believe that you have to be born into money to be rich, you're missing out on all the riches out there, waiting for you to claim.Myth 7: If I win, someone else has to lose.Fact: This is absolute, high-grade, premium quality nonsense. There is enough opportunity and enough money in this world to go around so that everyone can be a winner. In fact, there is more than enough to go around.The only reason they're not winners is because they don't believe they can ethically and morally do so. (Remember "the earth is flat" story?) As soon as we get rid of that belief and take a step into the unknown, we begin to realize how much wealthier you can be. You also realize how your being a winner can only help others win as well!You can become rich by using ethical and legal means - without having to cheat or hurt others. In fact, that's the only way I recommend that people do it.The easiest way to become rich is to create value in other people's lives. There are no losers in that scenario.Myth 8: Making a profit is a sin.Fact: If you cheat or hurt others to make a profit, then yes, in that case, making a profit would be bad. But if you create value for others, then making a profit is always good. By creating more value for others, you're helping them live better lives. There is nothing sinful in helping others, doing a great job at it, and getting paid for it.Money doesn't turn good people into bad people. Money simply magnifies the qualities that are already inherent within a person. If you're a good person, having more money will only allow you to do more good! If you're a bad person, having more money will allow you to do more bad.And most of us really are good people. And we have a lot to offer others. And you can only do more good by having more money.Myth 9: Having more money will mean that I'll have to work hard all day and not have time for my family, friends and leisure.Fact: There's a huge difference between working hard and working smart. Successful people have learned to work smart! They have learned to find other successful people they can model after so they don't make the same mistakes other people did. And by doing so, you can save a lot of time, money, effort as well as some major headaches.Getting your business started and running does require work. There's no way around that. But, you can still take time out for your loved ones and for your leisure. In fact, it's highly recommended that you do that. If you're spending all your time trying to keep your business afloat, you're either not going about things the right way or you're just in the wrong business.Myth 10: If I have more money, people will judge me, and they will not like me very much.Fact: People will judge you anyway. They are judging you right now! It's what they do, unfortunately. Most people don't know who you are anyway! They don't know the "real" you. They only know who they think you are, based on what little information they have about you. So, let them think or feel what they want. They don't know any better. And you really shouldn't be concerned about those people.Remember, respect and friendship are earned. If they can't appreciate who you are, then they don't deserve your time, or your thoughts.Many of these myths that have been floating around for hundreds of years and were typically conjured up by people who didn't know any better. Many of them got programmed into us when we were very young. But, we're adults now. We can think for ourselves. We can choose to adopt only those beliefs that benefit you and drop the ones that are no longer useful or empowering. It's all up to you.Beliefs are very powerful indeed. They, for the most part, are what dictate the quality of your life. Change your beliefs and you change your life.Free your mind, and success will follow!To uncover all 10 myths visit: http://www.trafficstrategiesonsteroids.com/tenmyths.pdf for your FREE ebook ... Ian Canaway will help you launch your very own money making website today that's 100% ready to take orders and pull in massive profits for you right now...guaranteed! Visit: http://www.asuccesfullhomebusiness4u.com
Category : Trucks-SUVS

Why You Should Overcome Your Fears and Embrace Change: A True Story

Author : Beth McIntire
My husband and I have an adorable 27-month-old toddler I'll call M. We also have three wonderful cats, whom I'll call GC (gray cat), BC (black cat) and BWC (black and white cat). We brought home BC first, followed a few months later by BWC and GC, all adopted as adults from a shelter. As is common with felines, our kitties enforced their own hierarchy, with BC on top, then BWC, then GC. GC always waited patiently for the others to finish eating before chowing down. She relinquished any petting she was getting if another cat moved in. She rarely occupied a lap. I assumed she just wasn't a lap cat, despite being very sociable and affectionate.When we brought baby M home from the hospital, I encouraged the cats to sniff her and check her out. The colicky little human pretty much screamed around the clock her first four months of life. BC and BWC were put off by this at first, but GC, a very loudly vocal cat, must have thought this human was a kindred spirit. When M howled, GC chimed in. It was like a headache-inducing duet.BC and BWC soon learned that they'd have to share mommy's lap with the little human for awhile. When M was an infant, I often had her on one side of my lap and a cat on the other, and GC hovering close by. When M learned to crawl, she amused the kitties by meowing, crawling around and nuzzling them, as if she were one of them. However, she alarmed BC and BWC when she started to walk upright and become more and more mobile. She wobbled toward them, arms outstretched, and they began to walk a wide swath around her. GC continued to stay close to where ever the little human was.When M was about 18 months old, the family bought a larger house and moved. The cats had a short trip – about 5 miles – from the old house to the new one, and exited their carriers with understandable trepidation. BC and BWC looked around far enough to find the nearest bed, and hid under it for a few days, leaving only to eat and use the litter box. GC, on the other hand, explored the nearby bedroom, then started sniffing around the rest of the house. Hmmm, lots of nice windowsills, and more space for galloping around in the wee hours of the morning!By the time BC and BWC summoned the courage to look around the new house, there was a new sheriff in town. GC had begun to eat first and demand her share of the petting. She started jumping onto my lap to sit on the newspaper while I tried to read it, which normally had been BC's job. Most of all, she cemented her role as top cat with the little human. Several months previous to this time, one of M's first words had been GC's real name. Now, GC stuck by M constantly. The big humans continuously reminded the little human not to ride the kitty, swat the kitty, grab kitty's tail, or yank kitty's fur. We demonstrated over and over again how to "pet the kitty." GC has been getting lots and lots of petting, and loving all of it.All three of our critters seem to have adjusted to the new house over the past year, and GC still sits atop the throne of kitty hierarchy. M is a happy, rambunctious toddler who makes a lot of noise. She's also learning to pet a kitty properly, and guess who gets all of M's petting. Since our cats don't go outdoors, our house is essentially their entire world. GC's ability to embrace changes in the form of a new baby human and then a new house enabled her to dominate her world. She went from last place to first.Most of us want to hide under the nearest bed when faced with substantive change, especially when we have no control over the change. Sometimes, change blindsides us, like a cat being dropped inside a new house with all new surroundings. You may have noticed already that the most successful people are the ones who manage change most effectively, whether the change is a job loss, a new job, the serious illness of oneself or a loved one, the loss of an intimate partner, or any other stressful change.GC still tussles with the other cats sometimes to retain her crown, despite weighing about 8 pounds to BC and BWC's 12 or 13 pounds each . I always knew there was something different about a cat who was not afraid of the vacuum cleaner monster, who put her front paws up on a bathtub filled with water and a small child, and who never took any flak from her fellow felines, despite her size and previous rank. However, I never suspected GC was bent on world domination.Beth McIntire is a technical writer, marketing writer and computer geek who can be reached at http://www.zodsquad.com, http://savings.zodsquad.com, or http://www.zodsquad.com/zodblog
Category : Business:Change-Management

How to Choose Chevy Truck Seat Covers

Author : Charles Truett
You are proud of your Chevrolet truck and want to keep it
looking as new as possible for as long as you can. Because
of this, you should make the decision to buy Chevy truck
seat covers. When you place seat covers over your current
seats you will have a custom looking vehicle and all the
while be protecting your investment and ultimate resale or
trade-in value. However, choosing the perfect Chevy truck
seat covers is not as easy as you might think and you
should consider the following tips before you start
shopping.Size and Fit for Your TruckThe make, model, and year of your truck affects the type of
seat you have, so buying Chevy truck seat covers is not as
easy as just picking up a one size fits all option, unless
you don't mind ill fitting seat covers. You will need to
make sure you know the make, model and year of your truck
so when you are shopping in stores or online you will be
able to see which Chevy truck seat covers will fit your
truck and those that want. The reason this information is
so important is to ensure that you get a quality seat cover
that has a custom fit and appearance. If you buy a seat
cover that does not require this type of information, it
will most likely take away from the look of the truck
rather than add to it.WaterproofAlso, when you are shopping for custom looking Chevy truck
seat covers you need to be sure you also buy covers that
are waterproof. Many covers are made with fabrics that have
a new waterproof technology while remaining soft and
smooth. When you buy waterproof covers you ensure that
every inevitable rain storm and spill that gets your covers
wet won't affect your real seat upholstery. Be sure they
are also easy to remove and wash.A Large Selection of High Quality Chevy Truck Seat Covers at discount prices. You can now buy Seat Covers online. For more info visit: Chevy Truck Seat Covers Online
Category : Automotive:Trucks

School Bus Donations

Author : Thomas Morva
A car donation is a courteous and easy way to contribute to a noble cause. People can sponsor a school bus or donate a used school bus to an organization or any charitable group that works for social services. Organizations either use the car for the society's needs or may even sell it to raise funds for their activities.Many non-profit organizations are now willing to donate buses to schools. It is true that a small group of thoughtful, dedicated individuals can change the world. This is possible only because of donors who go out of their way to provide help to the needy.Some non-profit day care centers use donated school buses to get children back and forth. They must be sure that the buses are in total repair and have no problems. They do not accept old school buses, and they have to be equipped with seat safety belts for each occupant.Online sites are available that provide details of various school bus non-profit charities. People can either purchase them at a low cost or can even hire them. The website will tell you how to go about donating school buses and also provide information on how to receive a school bus from a charitable organization. Individuals can also register for these buses online.The organization that people donate their school bus to usually takes care of everything from transfer of ownership to towing the car. All donors need to do is call the organization. If people wish to donate a school bus, online forms are available through many auto donation sources. Donors may submit the form and receive an early reply, with most vehicles gladly excepted. It is advisable to have the bus title ready and other relevant paper work required.Car Donations provides detailed information on Car Donations, Used Car Donations, Charity Car Donations, Car Donation Tax Deduction and more. Car Donations is affiliated with Donate a Used Vehicle.
Category : News-and-Society

Have Fire-Drills to Survive Chaos

Author : Larry Galler
Back when I was a grade school kid, a couple of times each semester the fire alarms, announcing a firedrill, would shriek. We would all jump up from our desks and march, single-file to our appointed spot outdoors. The goal of those fire drills was to teach students how to react if a disaster struck; instead of the chaos that would occur when hundreds of kids try to escape from a burning building. A safe, orderly evacuation would certainly reduce the number of casualties.In recent years sudden, unforeseen, disastrous events have devastated populations around the globe. Terrorist attacks in New York, London and Madrid, tsunami in Asia, and hurricanes along the gulf coast have all cost individuals, businesses, even whole geographic regions dearly.Iâ??ve seen a number of recommendations to help people prepare for disasters in various media, but every business has to prepare for a disaster also. If a disaster never hits you, be thankful, but if one does occur the business should be able to reopen afterwards if you have spent just a little effort on contingency planning.Naturally your planning should include redundant off-premises backups of all computer files to insure you will be able to resurrect inventory records, bank account records, tax records, accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources, training manuals, etc. It is also vital to be able to connect with your staff in case of an evacuation or natural disaster. A business that is well prepared for disasters should be able to connect with personnel using multiple methods â?" cell phone, land line, email, and all the staff should know how to connect with management so the business is able to continue after order is restored. .All the above plans are not worth the paper they are printed on unless the disaster plan is updated and practiced regularly, just like those fire drills we endured as kids. The fire never hit my school and a hurricane may never hit your business, but if you have periodic fire drills you will be well prepared and confident the business will survive.Larry Galler coaches and consults with high-performance executives, professionals, and small businesses since 1993. He is the writer of the long-running (every Sunday since November 2001) business column, "Front Lines with Larry Galler" Sign up for his free newsletter at http://www.larrygaller.com Questions??? Send an email to larry@larrygaller.com
Category : Nutrition

Truck-Mounted Snow Blowers

Author : Ross Bainbridge
Truck-mounted snow blowers affix to the front of a pickup or sport utility vehicle. Drawing power from the vehicle engine, a truck-mounted snow blower can eat a path 7 feet wide and 3 feet tall, throwing the snow 40 feet in any non-backwards direction. With its 2-cylinder, 4-cycle, 27-horsepower gas engine, a truck-mounted snow blower carries the same amount of power and force of six full-size push units. It's no wonder people have been using them religiously in mountainous and rural areas since 1980.The snow blower manufacturer Hanson is credited for first introducing pickup truck-mounted snow blowers; Hanson continues to be the only manufacturer actively marketing them. Based on a long tradition of tractor-mounted snow blowers, Hanson truck-mounted snow blowers are powerful, solid, and efficient.If you're thinking about buying a truck-mounted snow blower, there are some things you should consider first.A truck-mounted snow blower weighs 800 pounds. Your truck or SUV must weigh at least half a ton, preferably ¾ or a full ton, to support its weight.Your vehicle must be a 4-wheel drive and have automatic transmission because at low speeds, operating a manual transmission and the snow blower simultaneously can be very difficult.Truck-mounted snow blowers are compatible with most plow mounts, including Meyers, Western, Fisher, and other common brands. Before buying a truck-mounted snow blower, contact Hanson and tell them what kind of a plow mount you're working with, just to be safe.Truck-mounted snow blowers take their power from the vehicle engine. All the controls are wired into the truck cab, including the electric key start, choke, throttle, discharge chute rotation and deflection, and hydraulic snow blower lift. Imagine the power of having all these controls in the cab with you as you heroically clear all the snow from your neighborhood roads. They are also great for small road contracting businesses.Three alternatives to truck mounted snow blowers are:Truck mounted snowplows: If you live in a more densely populated area, you don't want to be launching tons of road snow onto your neighbors' walkways, driveways, vehicles, and pets. It's usually better to get a plow, which merely pushes the snow off the road.Tractor-mounted snow blowers: If you live in a rural area, a tractor-mounted unit is best. Chances are you have a lot of area to clear, so you'll need the snow moving power of a tractor.ATV-mounted snow blowers: The Snow Hogg (not to be confused with Snow Hog, a maker of snow tires) is a big snow blower that attaches to your all-terrain vehicle, making for one hungry-looking snow chomper. Smaller than a truck-mounted unit, but still more powerful than most push units, the Snow Hogg can clear a path 42" wide and almost two feet deep, with a chute rotation range of 210. The Snow Hogg weighs almost 400 pounds, but thanks to a built-in suspension and traction system, the machine only puts about 10 to 15 pounds of stress on your ATV frame.Snow Blowers Info provides detailed information about electric and truck-mounted snow blowers, snow blower parts, and reviews of best snow blowers. Snow Blowers Info is affiliated with Original Content Web.
Category : Automotive:Trucks