Masao Takahashi sensei 1929-2020 8th Degree Kodokan Black Belt, Hall of Famer Member, Nato Air Force Combat Instructor, Judo Pioneer & Legend Takahashi sensei was born in Stave Falls B.C, on June 24, 1929, starting judo at eight years old. As a teenager, he and his family were expelled from B.C. and relocated to a Read More

As adults, it is easy to forget how we developed our social skills and how well we got along with others to influence outcomes and build healthy, positive relationships. Developing social skills is actually not very far from developing cognitive skills or physical capabilities. Improving mental and physical strength can be achieved with constant practice, Read More

It goes without saying that respect is one of the most fundamental traits required to be successful both professionally and personally. Schools make it a point to teach respect for authority during a child’s most formative years, but the real education truly begins at home, with the parents themselves. Respect is a quality that can Read More

We have all heard and said simple phrases like “thank you” or “please” hundreds of times in our lives. Parents ensure that their children say these phrases at appropriate times to instill the habit, making courtesy a a natural approach and response. While kind language shows ‘good manners’ in people, few actually question what the Read More