Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts

Grandmaster Gibson has studied Martial Arts for over 40 years. His foundation is traditional Tae Kwo Grandmaster Gibson has studied Martial Arts for over 35 years.

His foundation is traditional Tae Kwon Do, a Korean art of self defense. He holds the rank 7th degree black belt, thus earning the title of Grandmaster.

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April Martial Arts Newsletter 04/28/2022

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April Martial Arts Newsletter "It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult." "In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity."  "Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." "If you talk to a man in a langua...

March Martial Arts Newsletter 03/25/2022

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March Martial Arts Newsletter "If there is at least one person you've helped in life, then your life has been worthwhile." "Life is not just about what you achieve, it's about who you are and how you live."  "It is intuitive that people who smile and cut out negativity from their life will live longer, healthier lives." "You ar...

January Martial Arts Newsletter 01/27/2022

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January Martial Arts Newsletter Special Congratulations to the following students for their dedication and perseverance in accomplishing this major milestone in your martial arts journey.

December Martial Arts Newsletter 12/30/2021

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December Martial Arts Newsletter “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”

December Martial Arts Newsletter 12/02/2021

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December Martial Arts Newsletter "Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death." Miyamoto Musashi "If you're a true warrior, competition doesn't scare you. It makes you better." Andrew Whitworth "Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior." Carl von Clausewitz

October Martial Arts Newsletter 10/23/2021

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October Martial Arts Newsletter "The only way to become a skilled martial artist is to learn how to perform automatically." - Jhoon Rhee (taekwondo pioneer) "Without the philosophy and spirituality, martial arts become meaningless and just a dangerous sport." - B**g Soo Han (hapkido pioneer) "The ability to free-spar or fight well...

September Martial Newsletter 09/23/2021

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September Martial Newsletter They were given a bag of rice which the novice monk was instructed to carry.  He complained to his Master, “Oh Master it is so heavy”.

September Martial Newsletter 09/23/2021

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September Martial Newsletter They were given a bag of rice which the novice monk was instructed to carry.  He complained to his Master, “Oh Master it is so heavy”.

August Martial Arts Newsletter 08/26/2021

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August Martial Arts Newsletter Have good trust in yourself … not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are. - Maezumi Roshi

July Martial Arts Newsletter 07/23/2021

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July Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Ip Man “We all have inner demons to fight. We call these demons fear, hatred and anger. If you don’t conquer them, then a life of a hundred years is a tragedy. If you do, a life of a single day can be a triumph”  ”Relax and calm your mind. Forget about yourself and follow your opp...

June Martial Arts Newsletter 06/26/2021

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June Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Ip Man “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” “If size mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle” “Do not fight with the strength. Absorb it, and its flows, use it. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit”  

May Martial Arts Newsletter 05/29/2021

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May Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Lao Tzu "When I let go of who I am, I become who I might be." "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever w...

April Martial Arts Newsletter 04/04/2021

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April Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Rumi “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop” “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”  

March Martial Arts Newsletter 03/05/2021

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March Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Rumi Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. What you seek is seeking you. Achieve some perfection yourself, so that ...

January Martial Arts Newsletter 01/02/2021

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January Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Confucius It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. The man who says he can, and the man who says ...

December Martial Arts Newsletter 12/05/2020

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December Martial Arts Newsletter Quotes by Confucius “The man who says he can, and the man who says he can not… Are both correct.” “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” “Learn avidly. Question it repeatedly. Analyze it carefully. Then put what you have learne...

October Martial Arts Newsletter 10/01/2020

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October Martial Arts Newsletter “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” - Donnie Blair “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Mine “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you ne...

September Martial Arts Newsletter 09/04/2020

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September Martial Arts Newsletter “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” - Duke Ellington “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” - Jim Rohn “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” - Chinese Poverb “In times of great stress or adv...

May Martial Arts Newsletter 05/08/2020

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May Martial Arts Newsletter “I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” - Charles de lint “Strong people don't ...

March Martial Arts Newsletter 03/27/2020

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March Martial Arts Newsletter Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.  

03/20/2020

Dear Students and Parents,

I hope this finds you safe and healthy. These are difficult times for everyone. We are all being presented by unique challenges that require us to make tough decisions, to choose carefully our priorities, as we seek to protect our families and prepare for an uncertain future.

I am writing today for two important reasons. First, to inform you that, given the social distancing and canceling of group events required for us to slow the spread of COVID-19, my martial arts training school cannot continue to operate in the same way, with in-person group classes, if we are to follow CDC guidelines and avoid the worst outcomes.

The second reason I am writing to you is that teaching martial arts is my only livelihood. Your tuition is what I depend on for my living. If everyone cancels their memberships, then not only will I be out of business immediately, but very possibly for good. I will have to close the school. The hardship to me personally will be instant, as my income will evaporate, and I dare not imagine the consequences.

I am committed to continuing to train all my students. I am working with a few students to bring my classes online to everyone in the next week. They would be interactive lessons that would aim to recreate the feel, meaning, and community of our group classes. I can also meet for one-on-one lessons or all members of one family, working six feet apart and with proper distance, at the center.

I understand that my pricing model has to change for this new type of service. I am flexible. I hope that we can find a sliding-scale model that would allow you to stay with me and for me to continue to earn a living through this unprecedented period.

Almost every other martial arts school has a yearly contract as its business model to protect itself in these situations. I have always believed in charging month-to-month because it allows parents to have flexibility. I never wanted students to stay with me because they were locked in.

Martial Arts is my livelihood, but I never wanted to turn my relationships into a transactional business. I believe that a martial arts school is a community. We are all in it together to learn important lessons of self-realization, from self-defense to respecting each other, of training our bodies and spirits.

As a teacher and owner of a school, I pride myself on caring for the well-being of my students. Today, I humbly ask that you work with me to secure my well-being and the future of our school, by finding a way to keep the Lorenzo Gibson Martial Arts going through this crisis.

I believe the online model will be able to transmit many of the important lessons we need during this complicated time: from the need to exercise, practicing mindfulness for calmness, managing stress and taking out aggression in a healthy way. I hope it will help provide kids an important activity and the consistency they need, as they build on their training.

We can work on forms, patterns and look at different aspects of martial arts in more depth - the philosophy and meaning of what we do, terms, and lessons that apply to our current situation.

I hope you will stay and continue learning with me, that I can count on you so that we can meet again in person soon.

Sincerely,

Master Lorenzo Gibson

February Martial Arts Newsletter 02/21/2020

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February Martial Arts Newsletter "I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."

January Martial Arts Newsletter 01/24/2020

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January Martial Arts Newsletter How often have we resisted change? This could include not adopting the latest technology in our business, not seeing that our customer base needs are evolving, or not improving how we approach managing projects.

December Martial Arts Newsletter 12/26/2019

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December Martial Arts Newsletter Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question.  Instead, with a ...

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their business hours. 11/22/2019

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their business hours.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their business hours.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their address. 11/22/2019

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their address.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their address.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their address. 11/22/2019

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their address.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their address.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their phone number. 11/22/2019

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their phone number.

Master Lorenzo Gibson's Martial Arts updated their phone number.

November Martial Arts Newsletter 11/22/2019

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November Martial Arts Newsletter Once upon a time in ancient China, there was a ferryman who worked along a stretch of the Yangtze river. There were several villages and towns on both sides of the river, so he had steady business taking passengers from one side to the other. Over the years, this brought him into contact with people...

Test Location Correction and Schedule Update! 10/27/2019

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Test Location Correction and Schedule Update! November 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Living Water Community Center Testing for all students will be conducted every third Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 at Living Water Community Center (1000 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond VA, 23225).  

October Martial Arts Newsletter 10/25/2019

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October Martial Arts Newsletter A raven landed on a high branch and rested. A rabbit saw him. He asked, "Can I be like you, doing nothing, just resting?"

September Martial Arts Newsletter 09/27/2019

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September Martial Arts Newsletter There were two young friends who decided to leave their village and go to the city to make their fortune. They worked hard for thirty years and each friend successfully earned a good amount of money. They decided to return to their village to enjoy their earnings and the rest of their lives.

August Martial Arts Newsletter 08/23/2019

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August Martial Arts Newsletter After I trained White Crane for nearly one year, I discovered that, for the same movement, two of my older classmates applied it differently. I was confused and believed one movement should have only one application. I wanted to understand, so I went to ask my master.

July Martial Arts Newsletter 07/25/2019

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July Martial Arts Newsletter A long time ago, there was a family that owned a small farm. The father worked very hard to make the farm successful so that he would be able to leave it to his two sons when he died.  The elder son, who was married, was named Der-Shin, while the younger son, who was not married, was named Der-Yi.

June Martial Arts Newsletter 06/20/2019

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June Martial Arts Newsletter Testing for all Midlothian Athletic Club and Yoga Source students will be conducted every third Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 at Yoga Source, 3122 W Cary Street, #220, Richmond VA 23221.Midlothian Athletic Club Class Schedule:

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