I saw this quote twice yesterday and I believe in it wholeheartedly.

Just because you are trained in fighting or violence does not mean you cannot be peaceful. I believe you can be more powerful because you understand what you can do. You know you can take care of yourself so there is no need to show aggression. There is no better confidence than knowing self defense.

Martial Arts brings a balance when trained and taught properly. In order for there to be beauty and light, there must also be ugly and dark.

One must go about their days as the gardener but when it’s time for battle, the warrior appears. Simply to do what is needed then goes back to being a gardener.



We need not worry too much as everything on this planet and in this life is temporary.

Life of it self is temporary.

Everything we see, smell, touch, hear, and taste is temporary.

Everything that we can imagine and envision is temporary.

All of man’s creations are temporary.

Our thoughts, memories, feelings, emotions, and so forth is temporary.

Relationships and friendships are temporary.

Knowing that nothing lasts forever is very powerful.

Very powerful in the sense that we can learn to enjoy everything while it last and nothing is forever.

We must learn to treat every moment as something to be cherished for it is temporary and will never come again.

Everything we are given only last for a brief moment in order for us to learn to be in the moment and cherish that moment and only that moment.

You can’t worry about the past and it is gone. You cannot worry about the future for it robs you of the now. Focus merely on the moments for they are beautiful but still only temporary.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


If you can’t do it slow, you cannot do it fast!

No matter what if life it is, you must slow down at first and learn what you are doing slowly to get a handle of all the ins and outs before you can go at it fast.

Starting out fast doesn’t always work because you miss a lot of the small finer points that is needed to truly do something great.

If you do not understand all the small important details of something then how can you expect to do it fast if you really don’t know how to do it?

Everything in life that is worthwhile is achieved through a slow step by step process in which every step must be accomplished in order for the full learning effect to happen and become a part of you.

To speed but one must slow down in order to focus on every little ounce of movement or thought in oder to truly see what is really happening and what you are really experiencing.

Going fast can blur your vision and make you think you saw something you didn’t or perhaps make you feel you did this but you actually did that.

A calm and focused mind is far superior to that of a mind that is racing and everywhere all at the same time.

A slow calm start less to a fast calm outcome.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning

I found this quote earlier this morning as it is very true. But with time it becomes the exact opposite and then eventually it becomes normal.











Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning

I came across this quote earlier this morning by Miyamoto Musashi, the greatest samurai who ever lived. I believe it fits our everyday life pretty well if you want to fully experience the joys of life and the world we live in. It always amazes me how ancient wisdom relates so well with modern times. As if time itself doesn’t really exist in the way that we perceive it. For one can learn so much more about today from history than today itself.

Experience life to the fullest by cherishing what the world has to offer us. It’s beauty, ugliness, pleasure, pain, adventure, boredom, love, hate, and so forth. When one becomes more concerned with paying more attention to everything around us, you will open up to many things you didn’t notice before. Realizing that life and the world we are in is a gift that should not be taken lightly. Appreciate all that is.








Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do