Sunday, January 14, 2018

Really great marketing meeting with JRRMAS Staff yesterday!

I want to thank everyone involved in the marketing meeting at Rob's yesterday. A good start to a new era for the Studio!
Stay tuned for some great new changes to the Studio's marketing......


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tai Chi Colorado Springs Stretch and Warm up

J. R. Roy Studio Holiday Party - Saturday Dec 2nd, 10-1

J. R. Roy Studio Annual Holiday Party is coming right up!
(It's always the first Saturday of December)

This year it's Saturday Dec 2nd from 10am-1pm


All past, present and future students and staff, family and friends invited! The more the merrier!

*Pot Luck

**Simon Say'z

***Funny Clothing Relay Race

****Holiday Gift Swap
*(please bring one small wrapped gift to participate)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Class report - Adult Karate - Monday July 31, 2017

Monday 7 . 31 . 17 Adult Karate Class

Supervisor: Sensi Angus Reid 3rd degree black belt
Class Lead : Seth McCabe Ni Kyu 2nd degree brown belt
Attendees: Cheri, Matt, Geona, Lawna, Jordan, John

My Goals is raise the level of the group with Basics, side, thrust and Turning Side.

10 Exercises
10 Each Middle, High, Low and Double Block low n High
10 Vertical Punches

Front Plank, Both side planks increasing to 45 seconds from 30 seconds on last class
Leg lifts 20 lateral up and down, 10 round house, 10 side kick each side
Leg Lifts for inner thigh 20 each leg

Sason Stepping First just holding each side for a minute to adjust and find the honey spot
then moved slowly up and down the room stopping and setting into the stance prior to
stepping forward.  We then added in the reverse punch up and down then finally adding
in the Middle block punch and Low block punch.  (by this time legs were feeling the pain)

Partnered up and did side kick exercise to identify the line of the kick 10 to 15 each leg in and out
with resistance.

 Circled up and performed loose kicks meant for dynamic stretching of legs and leg muscle
preparing them for kicking.  We did crescent, round house and side kicks both sides
moving around the circle.

Training Session one:
Side Kicking with partner back and forth across the room. 
Changing to turning side kick across the room
Each group went back and forth twice for each kick. 

Self Defense:
We broke up into two groups of three.  This exercise we had one person in front with body shield and one
person on the side with a body shield.  The person in the front would approach the defender.  Once they got to a
critical distance a rear leg thrust kick/side kick or Knee was used to ward the attacker.  During this the second attacker advanced
from the side, the defender would spot this attacker and hit them with a turning side kick.  We did this for 10 or so times each
side each person rotating through each position.

Training Session Two:
Geared up and ran across the room back and fourth.  1st I choose a technique for Attacker and defender, Then Angus made up a technique
as well as Cheri.

Lastly we end with a quick round of free sparring trying to incorporate all of the techniques and training we just
went through.

During the entire class Angus and I were observing and teaching.

I felt very good and felt and very good command of the  materials and teaching of them.

I am feeling much more at ease with leading the class.  I thank everyone who has helped with this process.  Truly thank you.

Seth McCabe Ni Kyu

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Test post from Sifu

Hi, if you are seeing this please send me an email     Thanks!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday May1st

Had a wonderful qigong walk through the hills of Leyden/Guilford this morning. There are streams most of the walk ('round the block). I stopped for some cultivation qigong  by the main waterfall on Simon Keets Road. It's about half way up the hill.
Breathing in the negatively charged ions from the waterfall and the sound it makes brought be back to the Atlantic Ocean.
Nice conversation with Lenny this morning.....Looking forward to connecting on Thursday Lenny!!
That's it for today....Thanks for checking in.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

World Tai Chi Day April 29, 2017

Hi all,                                                                                                 Sunday 4/30/17
Had a great surprise visit to the World Tai Chi Day yesterday morning. I didn't expect to be back from NSB (New Smyrna Beach) until late on Saturday.
We left NSB at 7am on Thursday and drove to North Carolina, stayed overnight and then was scheduled to stop in New Jersey overnight on Friday, but as we approached NJ I was feeling fine so we cancelled our room and pushed further north.....As time went on it was clear that we were in shooting distance of home ......So we continued onward arriving in Leyden around 8 pm!
It was a real treat to surprise some of you! I so enjoyed visiting, practicing and doing a Round with everyone......So special!
Many thanks to Sensei Jeff and Jason and to Mike and Phil for helping to set it up and Angus for his filming and camera expertise.

Note: If you are currently Staff (regularly teaching a class) or if you've been helping out with teaching in teaching a class this past winter season, please email me ( so we can set up a time to meet. Looking forward to it!!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Four tricks to avoid training your mind to think negatively! Practice, practice, practice

Four tricks to avoid negativity:
  1. Show thanks: Even for the little things.
  2. Be aware of yourself: Stop yourself in a middle of a complaint. Quit complaining. Awareness is something to be proud of!
  3. Start a new pattern: We can train ourselves to work towards positivity. The more often we consciously remember the good stuff, the easier positivity becomes.
  4. Practice effort: Remind yourself to let go of that which is not helpful and nurture skill and productivity.