“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.  ~Henry Ford”

One of the keys to being successful whether you are a martial artist, musician, actor / actress, entrepreneur, lose weight or whatever IS your MINDSET.


  1. the established set of attitudes held by someone.
    “the region seems stuck in a medieval mindset”
    Check out this outstanding video for additional inspiration!


Washington Warrior Collective

“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Things are shaping up as we all finally met as a group to discuss business matters and ensure we are all on the same page.

Our Martial offerings are:
Tae Kwon Do
Bagua, Xing Yi and Tai Chi
MMA and Wrestling
Filipino Martial Arts

That’s a pretty solid offering in my humble opinion. Looking for more info?? Stay tuned in, there is plenty more to come this venture isn’t just several business owners coming together because we “can’t” do it alone, this is a group of like-minded people working as a group to sharpen each other and providing an opportunity for those who are interested.

Big shout out to Jesse and JT who have been handling the coordination of the group and big thanks to them for putting out the call for like-minded people to come together and share the arts.

Jesse has a great blog and cool t-shirts @ Warrior Class Apparel: Elite Gear For The Warrior Class

Check out his latest:

Mjolnir Invictus Tee
Master Of My Fate Captain Of My Soul

Starting all over again…

Starting all over again, is going to be rough for us but we gonna make it…
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Alooooha!  Well it’s been quite a while since I made any kind of noise that was substantial and quite a bit has happened since that last post back in 2011.

A summarization in bullet points.

  • 2013
    October – Interviewed for new job in Portland, OR
    November – Accepted job offer.
    December – Gave away, donated or sold belongings. Packed remainder in suitcase and departed Hawai’i Dec 30th. Dec 31st arrived in the Pacific Northwest, perfect timing to start off the new year, in a new place with family (minus the wife – arriving later) and start life anew.
  • 2014
    January – Wife arrives, reunited
    2014 through 2015: Adjusting to new lives, new schools, new friends etc.
  • 2016
    Made contact with some some cool guys and getting back into teaching and training!

That’s everything in a nutshell.  More posts on their way!!