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We are one of only three Finalists for the About.com “2012 Best Martial Arts School West” Award!

The numbers have come in, and it is official.  Champion Martial Arts II in South Reno, NV has made it to the final round.  The competition was tough, but we were selected by the About.com team as one of only three finalists!  Please go to the following link to show your support for our school, and to show your support for our hometown, Reno, NV!  Plus we have to beat that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school!

1. Click on the link below

Click Here – Best Martial Arts School West

2. We are on top, so click “Vote for Champion Martial Arts II” and then actually vote for us.  Thank you!


Sensei J. Ryan Cary

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Gregg A. – Best Student Award Recipient for Oct. 2010

Congratulations Gregg A.!  He is a wonderful student that is highly deserving of this great award.  Keep up the good work!

Aiden C. – July 2010 Best Student

Aiden C. is our best student for July 2010!  He also won the 3′ trophy we gave away for our “Karate Kid Contest.”  All around, CONGRATULATIONS  Aiden!  You are a great student and a great young man.  Keep up the awesome work.  Click here to read all about his “Outstanding Ninja – Best Student” Award.

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Jeff C. – Recipient of This Quarter’s Best Student Award

Congratulations Jeff!  You are this quarter’s “Outstanding Ninja!”  Your ability has improved dramatically, but more importantly, your attitude and excitement for learning is second to none!

Click Here to check out the award Jeff won.

A Truly Motivated Martial Artist

Does everyone possess passion and motivation?

This is a very common question that many people ask.  Put another way, many people say, “I am just not motivated.”  I ask you, “is this true?  Are there some people out there who are just inherently lazy?”  I can tell you this, for most of my life I have always felt that the answer was “Yes!  Some people are just lazy.”  However, I have come to a new conclusion.

In my studies of how to help guide individuals to become the absolute best person he or she can become, I have made some discoveries.  Obviously these are just discoveries to me, and they are not something that others do not already know.  What I have discovered is that motivation is not really what we think it is.  We look at someone who is motivated to be the extremely hard working individual who is the first to arrive in the morning, and who is the last to leave at night.  This is a motivated person.  However, what about the overweight kid who spends all day playing video games and eating snacks.  Is this young person not motivated as well?

A person I used to be associated with had a child who fit this exact description.  He was, by all definitions of the term, obese.  The boy was extremely gifted mentally, but he was not (by common definitions of the term) motivated.  He was lazy, and he stayed at home and played video games all day.  When he was outside of the house, all he would talk about was what was going on with his character in Halo.  My question to you is, “Is this young man motivated?”  I say that the answer is “yes.”  He is an extremely motivated person.  His life revolved around getting everything else around him finished as quickly as possible so he could get back to playing his video games.

Another example is a person in a burning building.  Do you think he or she would be slightly motivated to get out of the building as quickly as possible?  You bet he or she is.

Now that we have pretty much come to the conclusion that everyone is motivated, now how do we change or alter what it is that motivates them in ways that are more constructive.  Basically, how do we get people to give 110% to help out the team, business or family when it seems like nothing we do motivates them?  Well…That will have to be discussed in “A Truly Motivated Martial Artist Part 2.”

Sensei Ryan, Ninjitsu Instructor
Champion Martial Arts II
Reno, NV

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