Our theme for August 2017 is Motivation. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines motivation as "a motivating force, stimulus, or influence". That really doesn't describe too much, so let us look at the root word of motivation which is motive. Motive is "something that causes a person to act". Now that's more like it. But what is "something"? You see before we can cause ourselves to act, we have to have a reason to do so. In fact, without a reason, a purpose, a "WHY", there is no such thing as motivation. Your reason "WHY" is that something that causes you to act.

Before I can have a desire to act, I need a compelling reason to do so. Best selling author Steven Covey in his book 7 Habits For Highly Effective People notes that many people dream of greater outcomes for themselves, but very few people make it through the changes necessary to achieve those dreams. They do not fail because

In a period of 3 hours, a total of 350 boards were broken and splintered apart by eager martial artists, parents, siblings, and guests. It was an absolute pleasure to watch all of the excitement. We are also humbled, grateful, and extremely pumped to announce that Break A Thon raised $475 for our AMA World Team to compete.

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Team AMA cleans house at the Midwest Regionals in the World Karate & Kickboxing Commission tournament. Students Brennan, Jaden, Ashley, Avery, Natalie, Kaylyn, Nathan and Senseis June, Rachelle, and Nick all competed in multiple divisions locking in their spot to compete at Nationals in June. In total Team AMA qualified for over 40 divisions. That means 40 National and potentially World Title opportunities.

Their next step is securing a spot on Team USA by competing at Nationals in June. There our team will compete against all the other regional qualifiers to win one of four positions in each division on Team USA. The best of the best will be in attendance to make USA strong for the upcoming World tournament in November. At Worlds, USA will compete against 20 + other countries for the GOLD and the rights to be the BEST in the WORLD!

If you see any of our students please congratulate them, and encourage them in their next steps. If you are wondering how you can get involved in something of this magnitude please contact us!

Team AMA has done it again. This year we sent 11 athletes to The WKC Nationals Tournament to compete in over 35 divisions. The best of USA was there to compete for 1 of 4 positions in each division on Team USA. Competition was tough and was completed over 2 days of competition. In the end our Team AMA qualified in 30 divisions wining 11 Gold Medals. From here the team will continue to work hard to increase their abilities. The World Tournament is in November. There they will represent our country against 20 + other countries from around the world for the right to called the BEST in the WORLD!

Congratulations to our teammates. We are proud of your hard work and your family's support!

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