Congraulations Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to our 2013 grandmaster lee and master buckley scholarship recipients, Mr. Bailey Ferguson and Mr. Warren Goodson!

Thank you to Mr. Norstrom for this fantastic article. I know that every single black belt and anyone that has competed on the world stage can appreciate where this athlete is coming from. If it weren't for our coaches and mentors, there is no way that we could reach any meaningful level of success in our fields!

Here is Mr Norstrom's email to us with the article. he wrote an explanation of the significance of her gesture towards her coach:

“When i read this article i started to think about the last world championship and how much master buckley and mrs newman meant to all the athletes competing over there.

Lisa Norden is a swedish triathlon athlete and was very close to winning the gold medal at the 2012 olympics in london. she lost by a fraction of a second and ended up with the silver medal. in sweden we have a prize called “bragdguldet” (been handed out since 1925) translates to the gold medal for astonishing performance and is by the athletes ranked very high though the swedish people cast their votes and that decides who gets it. So you don't have the be the gold medal winner to get it but if you do an incredible performance and such in this case are the runner up, you still can get it.

Today she gave the award away to her coach. This is big news in sweden today, and it's never happened before .

Here is her “letter of gratitude” to her coach darren smith.”

LLisa norden's letter of gratitude


Warm Up:

inchworms up mat

straight leg kicks down mat

broad jumps up mat

bear crawls down mat


For time:

10 Navy Seal Ups

20 Bok Fu Burpees

30 Push Ups with Hand Release

40 Chicken Lunges

50 Horse Stance Squat Jumps

40 Chicken Lunges

30 Push Ups with Hand Release

20 Bok Fu Burpees

10 Navy Seal Ups

Warm Down:

5 minutes ball torture