Oct 2, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: With Your Shield Or On It!

Spartan women expected their husbands and sons to be brave in war. Hence the phrase, With your shield or on it. In other words: if victorious in battle, come back with your shield; if dead, be carried back home on your shield, but don’t come back having turned your back on the enemy, thus retreating as a coward. How many men and boys today would be benefited if their mothers had the same convictions and strength as Spartan women?

Sep 25, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: The Secret Message of Robin Hood's Sword

If you saw the movie Robin Hood (2010) featuring Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett, you are quite familiar with the core message of the film, a message applicable to every human being in every age regardless of gender, culture, race, religion, language or nationality. That message, encrypted on the hilt of Robin Hood’s sword, is: RISE & RISE AGAIN UNTIL LAMBS BECOME LIONS. Such a message reminds us to never quit, never give up, ever, and if we fall down to get back up and keep going until we succeed.

Sep 18, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: Hannibal the Barbarian

Hannibal Barca of Carthage was one of the greatest military commanders in history. Hannibal is famous for marching his army of men and war elephants over the Pyrenees and the Alps in an effort to conquer Rome. He won three distinct battles in Italy—Trebia, Lake Trasimene and Cannae—before being defeated by the Roman general Scipio Africanus, himself an historic general of immense stature, at the Battle of Zama. Hannibal’s famous quote, I will either find a way or make one, is a powerful declaration of positive determination containing a lesson for us all as we struggle through the ups and downs of our destinies.

Sep 11, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: True Power Flows, Not Shows

The Black Belt Book of Life From dusk to dawn the world goes circling sun with highs and lows; within this journey Greatness knows True Power Flows Not Shows. Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers run silently. ~ and ~ Things that are empty make a noise; the full is always quiet. ~ Buddha

Aug 28, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Feature of the Week: Mayweather/McGregor & Sun Tzu

Brain vs. Brawn — Savvy vs. Swagger Saturday night, 26 August 2017, witnessed the most hyped fighting event since The Rumble in the Jungle between boxing’s then Heavyweight Champion George Foreman and former Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali on 30 October 1974. Ali won that contest, regaining his World Heavyweight Championship title. Mayweather vs. McGregor was different, sort of. Floyd Mayweather, 49 and O in his stellar boxing career, was being challenged by the bad boy champion of the mixed martial arts world, Conor McGregor.

Aug 21, 2017 - Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week: Terence Crawford Knockout of Julius Indongo

Perfect Form - Perfect Body Knockout! Saturday night, 19 August 2017, Terence Crawford met Julius Indongo in the boxing ring to settle it all. Both were undefeated champions. Only one would prevail as still undefeated. That one was Terence Crawford. It was 1:34 to 1:38 left in the 3rd round when Crawford ducked an Indongo left roundhouse punch and then counter-punched Indongo with a devastating left punch to the body, a knockout punch.