It’s not every day that you get a chance to meet a Martial Arts Legend, let alone get a chance to interview them and write an article about them. So I am just so excited to meet and interview Sir GJ Torres and learn more about his Martial Arts journey.
Grand Master GJ Torres of Black Dragons Dojo has been in karate for decades doing a lot of hard work. He had a tough life before but it made him a strong and trustworthy man!
He has twins who also train karate; Master Raymond Torres and Master GJ Torres Jr.!
Master GJ Torres created the Black Dragon’s system which is the Heilong system. He created the Heilong System by mixing different forms of karate like Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, Tichi, and boxing.
GM GJ Torres’ native is Arroyo Puerto Rico. He moved from there to the Bronx when he was 4 years old and lived at the Gunhill Projects until he was the age of 10. From there, he moved to Brooklyn and then back to the Bronx in his teen years.
So when did he start doing Martial Arts and what made him interested to do it?
According to GM GJ, his martial arts journey began in 1967, and his first instructor was Sifu Yuk Bok Wong from the Heilong System. His uncle was the one that got him interested in the arts, after seeing two neighborhood kids kicking at each other.
What inspires him to continue doing Martial Arts and which style does he specialize in?
He was inspired to continue training because he loved what it felt like to fight and compete.
His style now is “The Black Dragon” Hei-Long and his present instructor (for over 40 years) is Shidoshi Ron Vanclief.
His Most Memorable Moment and Achievement
According to him, he has many memorable moments in Martial Arts, but the highlight of his competitions was being the First Martial Artist to bring a team of competitors to Vietnam.
“Never have there ever been any team. of any sport to compete in Vietnam. They honored my work by having me perform a Kama Kata at the opening ceremony,” says GM Torres, with full pride and joy.
How does he stay fit in order to perform physical activities that are required in Martial Arts?
He says by training every day, hitting the gym in the mornings, and sparring at night.
“I’m a great believer that if you’re teaching fit, you must be fit,” says GM Torres.
What does he want to teach the new generation about Martial Arts?
“I want to teach the new generation what I’ve been teaching them for years.
Forget all these flipping and pretty competitions and keep the old school alive.
Unity in the martial arts is a legacy. I have 5 adult children and 14 grandkids, and every one of them is a martial artist and will keep my legacy alive”
GM GJ Torres certainly lives up to his beliefs and is such an inspiration to both old and new generations of Martial Artists.
Martial arts training is one of the best ways to stay physically fit and mentally sharp. Martial Arts have been shown in studies to have a positive effect on our physical and mental health, including lower blood pressure, better cholesterol levels, increased bone density, and reduced stress. In addition, it can help you improve your life by giving you discipline and respect for yourself as well as those around you. It also helps develop focus so that even when things get tough (and they will) these skills will serve me well!
Discipline is the ability to control one’s emotions and behaviors. It’s the key to success in any field, especially martial arts. Discipline is the foundation of all great achievements; without it, you’re just good at something instead of great at something.
Discipline requires self-control, which can be difficult when faced with temptations like money or sex (or even food). But if you want to be successful in any endeavor—including being a good martial artist—you must have discipline!
Respect is earned, not given. The best way to earn respect is by performing an action that shows your fellow team members and community members that you’re someone they can rely on. This means doing your job well and being a good person in general.
If you want others to respect you, it’s important for them to see how much effort and dedication you put into whatever task it is that needs doing. If your actions show what kind of person you are then they will take notice—and this makes them more likely to respect what else happens around them too!
Confidence is an important aspect of life. It can be learned, trained, and built.
Martial arts are a great way to build confidence because they help you learn how to take on challenges and accomplish new activities that may seem intimidating at first but become easier with time. For example, if you are learning how to do something new such as riding a bike or playing basketball, it helps if you have some sort of guidance from someone else who has experience doing those things before (like your instructor). The more often you practice something like riding a bike or playing basketball, the better at it will become over time!
Focus on the task at hand.
Focus on the end result.
Focus on the process.
Focus on the benefits of an end result, or of a particular aspect of your current activity (e.g., “I’m learning how to do this”).
Sense of Self-Worth
Martial arts are also a great way to develop your sense of self-worth. You are a unique individual, capable of achieving anything you put your mind to. Martial arts can help build confidence in yourself and make you feel good about who you are as an individual.
You may think that it’s impossible for someone like yourself to be successful at something like martial arts, but martial arts teaches us how important it is for us all to believe in ourselves and our abilities no matter what obstacles come our way!
Morals and Ethics
The martial arts teach you to be respectful, honest, and responsible.
In martial arts, you are taught to listen to your teachers and learn from them. You also learn that it is important not only to respect others but also yourself as a person. When you are in training for an event like karate or jujitsu, there are many coaches who will help guide you along the way so that you can achieve what they want for themselves as well as for other members of their team or school. You should always strive towards being respectful towards all people around you—whether it’s someone new at your school or someone who has been practicing martial arts longer than yourself (both may feel awkward having conversations with each other). It’s important because martial artists often have very competitive mindsets which could lead them down a path where they don’t want others’ opinions on what their goals should be; instead these individuals need someone else telling them how far ahead or behind they really are in terms of skill level compared against another competitor—and this type of feedback can only come from someone who knows exactly how good each individual feels about himself/herself right now!
Self-Defense and Anti-bullying
Martial arts are a great way to learn self-defense and how to use your body as a weapon. The difference between boxing and martial arts is that boxing is more focused on striking, while martial arts focus on kicks and punches. Martial arts also help you develop confidence; it’s easy for people who are not confident in themselves to feel threatened by someone who is confident in their own abilities.
Martial artists often have trouble with bullies because they tend to be bigger than the bully, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t any room for improvement! If you train hard enough, those bullies won’t stand a chance when someone comes along who knows what they’re doing!
Another benefit of martial arts is discipline: practicing every day can make us better at whatever we do whether it’s schoolwork or work outside of school hours such as cooking dinner after practice (which helps me stay healthy too!).
The bottom line is that Martial Arts training provides many benefits that you can carry with you throughout your life.
Martial Arts training provides many benefits that you can carry with you throughout your life.
Self-discipline: You will learn how to control your body in a way that helps build self-discipline, which is the foundation of any successful life. If you don’t have self-discipline, then it will be very difficult for you to succeed in anything else in life besides martial arts.
Self-respect: When we respect ourselves and our ability to achieve goals on our own terms, we feel good about ourselves as people and are less likely to become victims of other people who lack respect for others or themselves (or both). This leads us towards healthier relationships with friends/family members because they know where they stand with us when things go wrong!
Self-confidence: Confidence comes from knowing what works best for us without having someone tell us how much better they think we should be doing something instead; instead just try something different until something works well enough then stick with it forever after no matter what anyone else says otherwise – even if others say there’s no point trying anything new again because everything has already been tried before so why bother trying anything else at all…try harder next time!”
As you can see, martial arts are not just for kids. They are an excellent way to get in shape and learn new skills that will help you throughout your life. Want to know more about how beneficial Martial Arts is?
Check out the Deadly Art of Survival Convention happening this September 10th and get your copies of Deadly Art of Survival Magazine if you don’t have them yet!
A martial artist and judo champion, he taught Bruce Lee, fought in an early mixed martial arts fight, and served as an inspiration for a Tarantino character.
World-famous wrestling, judo, and stuntman Gene LeBell trained popular figures such as Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley, and John Wayne. He also appeared in Hollywood movies which served as inspiration for Brad Pitt’s role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He died at the age of 89.
LeBell’s Trustee and Business Manager, Kellie Cunningham, confirmed that LeBell died Tuesday morning at his residence in Sherman Oaks.
Gene LeBell, affectionately known as the “Godfather of Grappling” and “Judo” Gene LeBell is a two-time AAU national judo champion. On top of that, he taught his masterful submission techniques to many notable martial artists including Lee, Chuck Norris, World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey and many, many others.
Ivan Gene LeBell was born in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 1932. His mother, Aileen Eaton, promoted fights at the Olympic Auditorium and was the first woman inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
LeBell moved to Japan to study judo and won U.S. titles in the 1950s before segueing to pro wrestling, learning the art of catch wrestling (a grappling style) from Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Lou Thesz, and Karl Gotch.
From 1962-82, he ran the Los Angeles territory of the National Wrestling Alliance with his brother Mike.
He authored more than 12 books, including Gene LeBell’s Grappling World — The Encyclopaedia of Finishing Holds, Gene LeBell’s Handbook of Judo, Pro-Wrestling Finishing Holds, and The Grappling Club Master, and filmed his techniques for instructional videos.
Demetrius Angelo, born in our Nation’s Capital in the 1960’s among the residue of the Civil Rights Movement. During this time, his father was one of the first Blacks to integrate the Washington D.C Metropolitan Police Department which meant “Trouble” was not an option . In 1973, Demetrius began playing “Little League” sports and credits it as the catalyst for his interest in playing sports. He believes the sport taught him discipline and the importance of healthy living. It all started back in 1975 when Demetrius saw Bruce Lee on TV. Immediately he told his dad that he wanted to do “That”. So his dad took him down to the local Boys Club where the rest of Demetrius’ journey in the Martial Arts would start. The Korean art of Tang Soo Do was the initial Martial Art taught at the Boys Club and it was there he developed his love for Kicking. In 1979, Demetrius was introduced to Master Donald S. Bitanga of the American Asian Combat System, where he learned several styles of Martial Arts – including: Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Kobayoshi Karate, American Free Style Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Chinese Boxing, Western Boxing, Largo DeMano Escrima and Kobudo. Demetrius obtained his 1st Degree Black Belt at 16 and began student-teaching at the dojo which birthed in him a love and zeal for teaching.
The seventies was an incredible decade for Black film actors because it marked the first time they were the heroes on the silver screen. With the emergence of pioneers such as Grand Master Ron Van Clief (the first Black person in Chinese Kung Fu films) and people like Jim Kelly and Fred Williamson tearing up the silver screen here in the States, it’s no surprise that Demetrius caught the bug to be an Action Star!
At 17, Demetrius moved to New York City to attend college and pursue his desire to perform in Action Films! NYC quickly became familiar to Demetrius, as his mother was born in the Bronx. Demetrius steadfastly resumed his study of the Martial Arts meeting such greats as Masters Andre “Ice Man” Brown, Dwayne Sudan Thomas and Malcolm Livingston of the Wolf Fox Fighting System now known as DFT. It was in 1991 that Demetrius would get very close to his film icons Bruce Lee and Steven Segal when he was introduced to Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu by Master Keith Maza and Sifu Dr. Gary Young and at that same time he also met the late Grand Master Bob Bute of the Jukido Jiu Jitsu, Grand Master David Jones of Grizzmatic Touch Ryu Jiu Jitsu and Grand Master Florend M Visitacion (Professor Vee) of Vee Arnis Jitsu. Training with these Masters, Demetrius increased vastly in his knowledge of Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitus, Arnis and Wing Chun in which he credits as the foundation of his own art Scientific Tactical Defense along with Karate, Kobudo and Firearms Tactics.
Demetrius used the lessons he learned in martial arts and applied them to his career in Fitness. As a Personal Group Fitness Instructor, he developed his own fitness brand, C4 Intense Training.
Demetrius appeared in his first Independent Action films in 1994 and in 1996 met “The Black Dragon” Ron Van Clief on set, who was instrumental in guiding Demetrius to his first national advertisement campaign for HBO.
Demetrius Angelo was a stunt performer in the Luke Cage episodes Suckas Need Bodyguards and Now You’re Mine.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Ron “The Black Dragon” Van Clief started his martial arts training in his early teens. Ron Van Clief served in the U.S. Marine from 1960 to 1965 with a tour in Vietnam during that year. After military service, he became a New York City Transit Police Officer from 1965 to 1968.
Ron Van Clief was a five-time karate and kung fu world champion and 15-time All-American Champion. He competed in full-contact and non-contact tournaments in New York and several national tournaments.
He began his martial arts training in the 50’s and eventually trained with Bruce Lee. He was christened the “Black Dragon” during this time.
Van Clief was a student of Goju-Ryu masters Peter Urban, Frank Ruiz, and Moses Powell as well as WingTsun founder Leung Ting. He also studied Modern Arnis (Remy Presas) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu (Joe Moreira).
On December 16, 1994, at the age of 51, he competed in the 4th Ultimate Fighting Championship. In this fight, he faced off against Royce Gracie, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion.
Van Clief is an author of many instructional books and video recordings as well as a film choreographer and actor appearing in several films. He continues to conduct seminars and attend training with his son in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Ron Van Clief’s first major acting job was as the lead in a 1974 Hong Kong film called The Black Dragon (which was renamed to Super Dragon for its US release). Playing opposite Jason Pai Piao, Van Clief had a very positive reception from audiences.
Some of his film roles during the 70s were for Blaxploitation films which capitalized on the then-novelty of an African-American martial artist. It was a style that had previously been explored by Jim Kelly in the prequel to Enter The Dragon. He starred alongside Leo Fong in a Filipino action film called Bamboo Trap in 1975. Van Clief’s roles in films earned him the nickname “The Black Dragon” and the name inspired the titles of his films The Black Dragon’s Revenge (aka The Black Dragon Revenges the Death of Bruce Lee) (1975) and Way of the Black Dragon (1979). He appeared in the 1977 Italian crime film The Squeeze opposite Lee Van Cleef and Karen Black and was also the fight choreographer for the 1985 film The Last Dragon.
Ron Van Clief provided various voice-over roles for the international TV series titled Kung Faux.
He has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild for over 3 decades.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to train with the Black Dragon at Deadly Art of Survival’s 2nd Convention, happening on September 10, 2022. He will be instructing an Official Chinese Goju trainingon the event.
VETERAN martial arts practitioner Sijo Thomas Gettling began his study of Judo in 1964 under Judoka and Vietnam tunnel rat Robert Saunders
While deployed in Vietnam, Saunders gave Gettling his blessing to study Kung Fu under Sifu Diu Shen. Gettling’s passion for martial arts led him to Sydney Filson, who introduced him to two legends in their field. Jason Lau; a Wing Chun legend and Thomas Agero; a Kobudo master.
Blessed with the privilege to receive instruction from all three, Gettling at age 14 began teaching children from his neighborhood and turned to the tournament circuit when both he and his student found great success in the combined artform which is now known as San Lung Tao.
When he was 17, Sijo Gettling was approached by Adolfo Ennever to join the group of AFMA. Unbeknownst to him, the president of this group was Ronald Duncan- the father of American Ninjitsu… Not long after, Gettling was recruited as part of a select group called the Shadows of the Black Dragon.
For over three decades, Gettling served as the Renshi (Master Instructor) to Adolfo Ennever, O’sensei Ronald Duncan, and Hanshi Vincente Cruz.
In 2010, Gettling parted ways with AFMA and founded a successful organization called the World Warrior Alliance (WWA). The WWA hosted well-attended seminars around the USA and Canada.
Always a student, Gettling has received mentorship from Oso Tayari Casel and Soke Lil John Davis over the last 11 years.
Despite having several books and magazine features in his lifetime, Gettling’s biggest and proudest achievements beyond his students have been 100’s tournament victories, He takes pride in his student’s success both inside and outside the Dojo, as well as in his own career as a personal bodyguard to the stars that have included taking care of James Brown, Madonna, Tina Turner, and Pele.
Approaching year 58 of training, Sijo Gettling’s greatest gift without a doubt is his longevity and consistency in his beloved martial arts – career – students – and family.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet and experience Sijo Thomas Gettling’s greatness at Deadly Art of Survival’s 2nd Convention, happening on September 10, 2022. GM will be instructing an Official Nunchaku seminar on the event.
Martial arts have a way of helping you deal with life and its challenges. They teach you to face them head-on, which isn’t always easy but can be rewarding if done right. While there are many different styles of martial arts out there, they all share one thing in common: they’re all about being able to control your emotions and use them to your advantage when needed. Deadly Art of Survival shared important principles of the Martial Arts and how you can apply it to your everyday life.
Change is inevitable. Change is good. Change is necessary. Change is challenging and exciting. It can be scary, but it’s also a good thing! The Martial Arts are a living art form that changes with the times and adapt to new situations as they arise in our world today – this means that you will always be learning something new from your training every day, even after many years of study or practice under one master teacher or another.”
Learn to love the grind
In life, we all have to learn to love the grind. It’s not easy and it won’t come easy. But if you want something in life, then you have to work for it!
The same goes for martial arts: if you want to be a great martial artist, then there will be times when your training will feel like nothing but hard work and frustration. But remember this important fact: when all else fails…the only way out is through!
The “why” matters
The “why” is what drives you to be better. It’s the reason behind your training, and it’s what keeps you going when things get tough. The “why” should be greater than the “how”, because if there’s no reason for improvement, then why bother?
The “why” is also why they use words like “legend” and “survivalist” in the magazine—because legends are legends for a reason! These people have accomplished something great; they are legends because they lived their lives with purpose and passion. They weren’t content with just surviving; they wanted more out of life than just surviving another day… They were driven by their vision of how things could be made better through hard work and determination rather than fear or apathy (the latter two being common responses when faced with challenges).
Don’t let your ego get in the way of your success.
Ask for help when you need it, and don’t be afraid to admit that something doesn’t work or is not working as planned. This will help others progress faster than they would if they were stuck trying to figure out how things worked on their own.* Be humble in victory and defeat; don’t brag about yourself or others who have achieved great things (unless it’s someone else’s business). If someone asks what happened during an event—and there are plenty of situations where this could happen—tell them! But also remember that these stories belong only to those who shared them with you first.* Don’t be afraid to admit when something isn’t working well enough yet; ask questions instead of making assumptions based solely on past experiences alone (or worse yet—false assumptions).
Surround yourself with greatness
If you want to be great, surround yourself with greatness.
Greatness can come from anyone, and it doesn’t matter if they’re in your field or not. You can learn from anyone and everyone, even if they aren’t in your field!
Control your attitude
Don’t let bad days get to you.
Don’t be afraid to be wrong or try new things and fail.
Ask questions when you don’t understand something, but also don’t be afraid of asking for help if needed!
In order to find balance, you must first know what it means. Balance is the ability to maintain a steady equilibrium between two opposing forces or entities. For example, if there are two objects on your desk, such as a pen and an apple, one will be attracted to the other and therefore want them both in its possession at all costs—even if that means destroying everything else in its path! But if there were only one object (like say a pen) then we wouldn’t need another person who also wanted this same thing because both could just focus on getting it themselves rather than fighting over who gets what first.”
The best way we can describe what this means for us as martial artists is through our own experiences: We have learned over time that sometimes competing with others may not always be beneficial or even possible when putting yourself first – but trying harder still doesn’t guarantee success either! So instead of struggling against each other during training sessions or competitions (which only leads us further away from achieving our goals), let’s learn how important finding balance truly is; maybe then one day soon everyone around us will understand why I say “I’m not going anywhere?”
Trust your instincts and training
You should trust your instincts and training. Trust the experience you’ve had so far, trust your body, mind, and spirit. Trust yourself to know what is right for you at all times.
Trust your intuition too! Your gut feeling will tell you when something feels off or not quite right about a situation, or even if someone is lying to you or trying to trick/trickery themselves into believing something different than reality (I know from experience).
Fear is a natural part of life. It’s good. It keeps you safe, which is one of the things that most people want in this world. But fear can also be bad, and when it stops you from doing things that are important to you—that’s when things get tricky.
You see, it’s easy to be afraid when something bad happens: maybe there was a fire and your house burned down; maybe someone close to us died from an illness, or maybe our child was hit by a car while walking home from school one day (this last example happened). But what about the times when we don’t think anything terrible will happen at all? We just want some ice cream before bedtime! Well…maybe not so fast…it turns out that even if there isn’t any immediate danger looming over our heads (or belly), these small moments still have consequences for our lives long after they’ve passed into memory-land if we don’t take action immediately upon hearing about them first hand from someone else who witnessed firsthand how terrible our actions were during those brief moments before being forced into hiding afterward where nobody could find us because nobody knew where exactly they went off too thus preventing us from ever coming back out again ever again no matter how hard everyone tries hunting them down relentlessly through all means necessary until finally realizing what happened years later after becoming aware once again after having forgotten everything except one thing which remained constant throughout all time periods: death itself.”
Be the best you can be. Put change into perspective. Understand the grind. Know why you’re doing it and if it’s worth it, do it with sincerity and humility, surround yourself with people who push you to be great, control your attitude so you don’t let bad days get to you, and find balance in all aspects of life, trust yourself and don’t stop moving forward.
This is the mindset of those who have made it to the top. They know what they’re doing, but they also know that everyone else has a different story and journey. They understand that everyone has their own path, so they don’t judge anybody or make assumptions about others’ abilities or aspirations.
They recognize that there are no shortcuts in life; every step forward requires hard work, dedication, and sacrifice—and sometimes failure along the way as well! In this case, failure can only be learned through experience gained from making mistakes along the way (which leads me to my next point).
The key thing here is attitude: Be positive when things aren’t going well; surround yourself with people who push you towards greatness instead of negativity because negative people usually drag others down too – which will lead us back around again…
As we close out this article, I want to share with you that Martial Arts will never be easy. You will always have ups and downs in your journey but that’s what makes it so great! So long as you keep working hard and keep believing in yourself, then there is no limit to how far you can go!
If you find that these principles are helping you in your life, then great! Deadly Art of Survival Magazine encourages everyone to keep practicing them as often as possible. The best way to stay on top of them is by keeping mindful of them and reminding yourself when they need attention.
Read more about Martial Arts in Deadly Art of Survival Magazine.
Deadly Art of Survival continuously soars as The Number 1 Martial Arts Magazine Worldwide.
Just a few days ago, the magazine’s 7th Edition came out and it immediately hit waves and made it’s way on the number spot, just like the past 6 Editions! Even the magazine’s Social Media accounts are gaining a number of followers, with the Instagram account reaching a total of 89.3k followers! I guess a lot of people are interested to learn about the Martial Arts, even the younger generations. And the magazine is living up to it’s goal of making sure Martial Arts and the Legends are being recognized anywhere and everywhere.
But how did the magazine started? Deadly Art of Survival CEO and Founder Grandmaster Nathan Ingram shared his story, on this short bio written by Shihan Glen Beck.
Grandmaster Nathan Ingram with over 5-decades of martial art training and teaching, was born in the 1950s and raised on the rough and tumble streets of the Lower East side of Manhattan in New York City. Moving through the neighborhood back then was a dangerous quest to get home safe while trying not to get dragged down under the grit that the Big Apple has in abundance. However, after enduring the extremely tough training, he eventually grew up to be a real-life superhero. The ever-respectful and loving family man stopped a bank robbery in 1981 and was lauded by then-Mayor Ed Koch.
In 1968, Nathan began training in the Japanese art of Shotokan Karate. Since then, he’s studied multiple forms under the supervision of many talented teachers. Notably, Mr. Ingram has obtained black belts in 6 different fighting systems, ranking from 3rd degree to 10th degree, Grandmaster, as well as being a skilled kickboxer. Aside from his long list of accolades, Nathan is a multiple-time Bareknuckle Champion which he accomplished during the 1970s. As a long-time teacher, he is the only Black man ever to own a dojo in NYC’s Chinatown, where he’s not only accepted but highly regarded by the community members.
When asked about the magazine he founded, “The Deadly Art of Survival,” Nathan said he came up with the idea for a few reasons. First, he felt that there was hardly any magazine coverage of some amazing men and women in the arts, specifically those living on the East Coast. After continued thought on the matter, he realized that the lack of support for these martial art greats wasn’t just an East Coast thing but a worldwide issue. These unsung heroes, not just those of grandmaster stature but promising newer-to-the-arts teachers to include outstanding students, deserved a format and a platform to be showcased without paying for it. Grandmaster Ingram’s last concern was the lack of integrity within the arts which he also says includes a lack of respect given and received by teachers and students alike. He repeatedly says, “I strive daily to be a better man and leader in my children’s eyes. They are my everything as much as you are your children’s everything. We must be better, if not for ourselves, but for them.” This is the why and how the magazine came to fruition.
This is such a wonderful and inspiring story we would like to share to the world.
Not just promoting Martial Arts, the magazine also supports the well-being of others. A portion of the magazine sales goes towards Angelslive.org. Angelslive inc. is a Non-Profit organization, whose sole purpose is to provide help to homeless military veterans & seniors. They also assist those who have been affected by natural disasters and pandemics.
DEADLY ART OF SURVIVAL MAGAZINE CONVENTION
Last May 14, the Magazine had it’s first ever convention which was a huge success! Because of the successful first convention, and due to high demand, a second convention is set to happen on September 10.
Martial Arts have had a huge impact on our world, from the art itself to the people who teach it. We want to share with you some of the most unselfish individuals in this world; our Martial Arts teachers. These Legends are not only teaching classes for children and adults alike, but they are also building communities by giving back through events that benefit others in need.
In the world of Martial Arts, there are lots of instructors and legends that have served and continue to serve the greater good. They are people who have dedicated their lives to serving others through martial arts.
Martial Arts can be used for self-defense or competition as well as for health and wellness purposes such as weight loss or muscle building. It is also a great way for families to spend time together because it promotes good health habits in children by developing discipline, respect, integrity, and honor among them.
There are also many students that are following in their footsteps and continuing to build our culture. In fact, there are also many students that are following in their footsteps and continuing to build our culture. The martial arts will be the future of the world due to its ability for self-defense and training for leadership positions. Martial arts have a lot of potentials if people continue to train them properly.
This is where the Deadly Art of Survival magazine comes in. Their goal is to focus on these individuals who have gone unnoticed most of their careers, yet have been teaching the Martial Arts for over 30 years. These are men and women who are not only great teachers but also role models in their communities and families. They set a positive example for those who aspire to learn martial arts at an early age.
“You can be a good student by studying hard and learning from your mistakes, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t also demonstrate some leadership qualities as well! In fact, leaders inspire others because when they lead by example, other people will follow suit without even realizing it! We don’t mean becoming an aggressive person who bullies others just because they’re weaker than you; instead, maybe try being more compassionate towards someone else’s needs such as providing food or shelter if needed.”
These legends have not only been teaching students in their community, but they have been giving back to their community as well. They are donating time and money to organizations that help those in need. Deadly Art of Survival’s goal is to be able to bring more awareness about our Martial Arts legends, instructors, and students through the magazine and events so that we can reach out even further than what already exists today!
The magazine strives to promote the culture of Martial Arts, as well as support the well-being of others. A portion of the magazine sales goes towards Angelslive.org. Angelslive inc. is a Non-Profit organization, whose sole purpose is to provide help to homeless military veterans & seniors. They also assist those who have been affected by natural disasters and pandemics.
If you are interested in knowing more about the history of our Martial Arts, then this magazine is for you.
The Deadly Art of Survival Magazine will share with you the True Heroes and Legends who spent time teaching in communities where very few would dare teach the Martial Arts. Dedicating their entire lives to achieving their goals, day in and day out unselfishly, with Honor and Integrity.
The Deadly Art of Survival Magazine will be a journal of historical truth about these great men who have dedicated their lives to achieving greatness!
The Deadly Art of Survival magazine is on its way to publishing the 7th Edition!
“We are excited to bring you another issue of the Deadly Art of Survival Magazine. We know that you will be able to relate to these stories and find them inspiring. We want everyone who reads our magazine to feel like they belong in our community, no matter where they are on their journey. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Martial Arts or just looking for something interesting to read while at work or school, we have something here for everyone”! says Nathan Ingram Shidoshi, CEO of The Deadly Art of Survival Magazine.
The Deadly Art of Survival Magazine 7th Edition: Featuring Grand Master Anthony Muhammad is available for pre-order at https://deadlyartofsurvival.com. Don’t miss out on it!
When you’re starting your own business, it can be exciting and even a little scary. You might have tons of ideas on how to run your business, but there are also things you can do that will hurt your business before it even has a chance to succeed. Here are some common pitfalls to avoid when running a small business:
Avoid cheap fixes and work with the best.
Don’t skimp on quality. As a business owner, you need to stay on top of the latest trends in your industry and make sure that you’re always working with the best. This means that when it comes to things like products or services, you should only work with quality providers who are experts in what they do. Don’t try to cut corners or save money by cutting out an important step–ultimately this will come back to bite you in the end! It’s better to pay for something once than pay for it over and over again because it doesn’t hold up over time (or worse yet, breaks entirely).
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. You can always find someone who knows more than yourself about something – so if there’s something that feels beyond your ability level then go ahead and ask someone else how they would handle such situations! Having more minds working on one problem means more ideas coming together into viable solutions which means less stress overall while also saving time spent trying different methods until one works (which could take days).
Create a business plan.
A business plan is a blueprint for the future of your company. It should include the answers to questions like; What is your mission? How will you get there? Who are your competitors, and how do you differentiate yourself from them? Do you have enough money for supplies and equipment, or do you need financing to stay afloat until sales pick up?
A good business plan can help guide decisions as well as attract investors. If they see that you’ve put thought into what needs to be done in order for the company to succeed, they’ll be more likely to trust that it can happen. However, if they see that all of this information is missing from a business plan (or has yet to be written), this could indicate that it’s not going anywhere fast—and thus not worthy of investment dollars!
Create and follow a budget.
Create and follow a budget.
Be sure to set up a budget before you start your business, so you can see how much money is coming in and going out. It’s also important to make sure that the money is going where it should go, like paying rent and buying food and things for your business. You can use an Excel spreadsheet or Google Sheets to create your budget, but there are other tools available as well (like Mint). Make sure you know what expenses will be coming up so that they don’t surprise you later on! The real key here is being prepared so that when something comes up unexpectedly (and trust us—it will), then at least there won’t be any surprises about how much money has been spent on something else instead of whatever else needs attention right now.
Don’t let personal expenses overlap.
Personal and business expenses should be kept separate, but it’s not always easy to tell the difference. As a result, many small business owners end up mixing their personal and professional funds. This is not only bad for your finances but can also risk putting your business in jeopardy.
If you don’t already have an accountant on retainer, consider hiring one now to help you sort through the books. An accountant will be able to give you guidance on whether or not certain expenses are valid if they’re filed under either column; however, there are still some general guidelines as far as what types of things might fall into each category: Personal expenses include things like cell phones and cable bills; business-related expenses include office supplies (like pens) used exclusively for work purposes
Don’t become your own adversary.
One of the most important things to avoid is becoming your own worst enemy. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and don’t be unnecessarily critical of yourself. If you are starting a business today, it’s likely that there will be challenges along the way. These challenges can often feel overwhelming at first, but they will pass if you stay focused on your goals and put in the work necessary to achieve them.
So how can you avoid getting overwhelmed by these challenges? It’s simple: don’t become your own adversary! You are not your biggest critic; instead, look for allies who support and encourage you as much as possible so that when things get tough (and they inevitably do), there are people around who can help lift up your spirits and motivate you not just through words but also through example—because let’s face it: nothing beats seeing someone else succeed at something before believing in yourself enough to set out on an entrepreneurial journey yourself!
Get educated about all aspects of your business.
Learning about what you do is important. It’s how you can make sure the company is heading in the right direction and doing everything it can to succeed.
While all businesses are different, there are some things that every business needs to learn about:
Your industry and competitors. What makes your industry unique? How do other companies compete with each other? Who are they competing against today, and who will they be competing against tomorrow? This information helps you understand what customers expect from your company and its competitors—and how to deliver on those expectations.
Your customers. Who buys from your business (or services)? Why do they buy from you instead of someone else? What would make them happier as customers of yours? This information tells you how much effort should go into building relationships with these people so that they become repeat customers.
Your suppliers. Whom does your business rely on for supplies or services that aren’t provided internally? What would happen if one of those suppliers stopped providing their service to you (or raised prices)? By learning this information now, rather than when things go south later on in a crisis situation, it’s easier for everyone involved to work together toward solutions before any damage occurs.
Find good people to help you with things you aren’t good at.
There are some things that you just can’t do. And that’s OK. You’re a human being, not a superhero.
So find good people to help you with the things that aren’t your strengths. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t be afraid to pay someone else to do something if it makes sense for the business. Getting good at hiring the right people and keeping them around is one of the most important skills any successful entrepreneur can have—and it’s a skill that takes time and practice to develop! So take this advice from someone who knows: don’t be afraid of hiring others into your team; instead, make sure they’re right for their roles before bringing them on board so both sides are happy in the long run!
Have a marketing strategy in place.
Marketing is not a one-time thing. It’s not a one-person job, either. It’s also not a one-time expense or event, and it doesn’t always happen in the blink of an eye. Marketing isn’t even always successful (or unsuccessful!).
Instead, marketing takes time, patience, and dedication to succeed. You need to have a plan in place that has multiple steps so you can keep improving over time as your business grows.
Choose the right location.
Location is a key factor in how successful your business will be. If you’re starting out, it may seem like the perfect location for retail businesses would be downtown, but if customers aren’t able to find you or get there easily, then that’s not going to work. You should choose a location that has access to utilities (electricity and water) as well as transportation options such as public transit and roads so that potential customers can get to your store easily.
Don’t expect perfection; expect good enough to do the job it needs to do while you learn and improve the next time around.
When you’re first starting out, don’t expect perfection. Instead, expect good enough to do the job it needs to do while you learn and improve the next time around.
That’s not to say this isn’t a good time for your business—it most certainly is! However, there are going to be times when things aren’t perfect and that’s okay! You’re going through this process so that you can come out on top in the end.
If your website isn’t up yet or if something goes wrong with it (like an email never gets sent), don’t get stressed out. Take some deep breaths and remember that this is just a learning experience for your business; it’s not going to ruin anything permanently (unless someone finds out).
You can run your own business once you know what pitfalls to avoid.
As a business owner, you’ll have to make decisions on your own and often feel like you are alone in the process. You can run your own business once you know what pitfalls to avoid.
Remember: don’t be afraid to ask for help when it comes to making decisions. You’re not alone! Your friends and family may have some great ideas that could really help out with your business. Don’t be afraid of criticism or asking for advice from others because, in the end, it will only benefit your company and its growth potential down the line.
The bottom line is that running a business can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating and running an amazing business that will give you the freedom and flexibility you’ve always wanted. Imagine working from home or anywhere else in the world where there’s internet access! The possibilities are endless!
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