Average Joe's Martial Arts Diary: How Karate Changed My Life

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Average Joe's Martial Arts, Nov 16, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 316 pages
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The story begins with Joe, an average thirty-something-year-old guy, who has just earned his brown belt. Joe is an accountant, husband, and parent who is overweight, hypertensive, and unhappy with his life in general. During his two-year journey towards earning his black belt, he discovers himself, transforms his life, and finds happiness. Though we all know that basic characteristics for success include confidence, desire, discipline, persistence, faith, and learning to deal with failure, many of us lack one or more of them. Through his journey from brown belt to black belt, Joe transforms himself into a positive-minded individual willing to take on challenges and make decisions. His journey is one of self-improvement, from being dissatisfied with his life to being in control of and happy with it.
 

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Contents

IntroductionPreface
6
The first black belt test
7
Training and the Journey Chapter 2
25
Chapter 3
33
Chapter 4
53
Chapter 5
79
Chapter 6
101
Chapter 7
125
Quly 26 2003 The second black belt test
165
Chapter 10
199
Chapter 11
213
Chapter 13
241
The Date is Set
261
It is Going to Take Guts 275
291
A New Beginning
305
Glossary
309

Chapter 8
141

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About the author (2006)

Mark Lesser, a graduate of The Ohio State University, is a Certified Public Accountant and co-owner of ABC Solutions, a small accounting firm near Columbus, Ohio. He lives with his wife and two children in Hilliard, Ohio. Mark has been active in martial arts since 1992 and holds a black belt in karate. His experience leading to his black belt is the basis of his first book, Average Joes Martial Arts Diary: How Karate Changed My Life. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and working on his next books.

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