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Timeless Lessons from a Grandmaster that will make you better in Martial Arts and in Life

Posted: July 08, 2022

Timeless Lessons from a Grandmaster that will make you better in Martial Arts and in Life

Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee is considered to be the father of Tae Kwon Do in America.  One of the many contributions Grandmaster Rhee brought to the martial arts world was what he called, “the Seven Qualities of a Champion”.  It is a list of attributes that have both a physical and mental meaning. 

What Does Holding a Door Open Really Mean?

Posted: June 15, 2022

When I was younger, it was always reinforced to me to hold the door open for an adult. I never questioned the reasoning, rather it was just what I was asked to do as a child, so I took it at face value and did it. It became a habit, and it continues to this day with me always wanting to extend this small level of assistance to another. 

When I look a little deeper, the act of holding a door open is an act of humility. It says to the person that you are happily putting their need above your own. It is an active practice of being present even if only for a moment to pause and let another pass.      

Holding a door open can provide a display of honor in the case of a person with a higher degree of authority than you. It can be a small expression of love to a family member. It can be a sign to a friend that you will always be there to assist him and to a stranger, it can be an acknowledgment of their importance without the expectation of future favoritism.

How To Maximize Your Mental Certainty To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be

Posted: February 04, 2022

In order to carry a Positive Action we must carry here a Positive Vision - Dalai Lama

Posted: January 20, 2022

 by Christopher Rappold


Each month at Personal Best our curriculum focuses on one philosophical aspect of self-development. Each of the 12 months represent one key to honoring our individual Personal Best potential.

8 Commitments and 100 Check-ins with Yourself

Posted: January 14, 2022

Happy New Year!  Each January presents the perfect time to step up your game and make some new gains in the areas of your life that are most important. The holiday break and New Years often provide some nice reflection time to rethink and refocus your daily actions. To this end, I would like to give you a fresh perspective on how the Personal Best Student Creed that you will say 100 times this year can be used to serve as a weekly reminder of the commitments you set for 2021.

Student Creed #1

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