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Let’s talk about self defense. No matter who you are or what you do, conflicts will appear in your life. Oftentimes they can be pretty mundane. We all know the challenge of navigating disagreements with friends, family co-workers… The list goes on. Navigating around conflict is something you will be forced to do very often […]


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Months ago I saw a video on-line that talked about the virtues of disconnecting from the always connected world we live in (ironic).  However, it resonated with me (other too, at the time I’m writing this it has over 47 million view). Over the past number of years, talking to the person right next to […]


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This last couple of months at Discovery have had us get to meet a lot of new students. We of course are excited to see the school grow, but the majority of our excitement is in getting to share a martial art that we love. That’s the best part of teaching for me, and I […]


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For the past decade and a half, the question I most commonly receive is “Why do you train?”  My answer has changed over the years as I’ve evolved in the art.  At first I would say “It’s a great workout,” “I get to train with a great group of people,” or “I’ve always wanted a […]


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Back in November we were approached by 19 Oaks Marketing President, Shay Bellas.  19 Oaks Marketing is in the “Old Port” section of Portland, Maine.  It is a beautiful part of the city but it also happens to be the most densely populated.  Over the recent months, there had been a couple of occasions where Shay […]


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