This is our 10th Anniversary and we want to make it the best year yet. The
first 200 competitors who register will receive a free gift bag including a
tournament t-shirt. In addition, all competitors will receive 1 free raffle
ticket. We will have 6 drawings for prizes including bikes and skateboards!
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New Article in Speakman's Corner "Bolivia Rising"
As most of you know from my last article one of the things that moves me the most is the sustained excellence achieved all over the world in our 5.0 family and the corresponding level of dedication and sacrifice to arrive at that end. Well, magnify that by a factor of 10 and you have an idea of what Rodrigo and Paula Fernandez have accomplished in Bolivia. It’s not just that their students have attained such an incredibly high standard of execution of all sets, forms and techniques, but that they have done it with such organization and discipline that you would never know they werein a developing country or low developed Country with low Human Development Index (HDI). It is this fact that makes this such an amazing accomplishment and one worthy of reflection for all of us.
In countries like Bolivia the idea that if you work hard and never give up you can achieve anything you wish is a very hard sell to say the least. And as a consequence of that fact you will always find a level of consciousness that gives way to that reality. So Rodrigo and Paula have had to change a cultural norm in parents as well as in the kids to get to the level of proficiency that was on display during my trip there just this past Oct. 22nd to Nov 4th, of 2014. Many of you have seen the amazing pictures of their new school in Santa Cruz Bolivia where they now call home. The school they started with in La Paz is still going strong and under their direct supervision. In fact these 2 schools are now the biggest and most profitable in the country. We all agreed the next step for Bolivia is to begin an annual 5.0 Fighter South American competition and we hope to have that underway by next year’s end.
So yet again the bar is raised, but this time not only deep in South America but Bolivia none the less. Reinforcing my feeling all along and that is it doesn’t matter what part of the world we live in or what language we speak. We have found each other in this life through our common goal of a level of dedication to substance and talent that we can all be proud to contribute to and be a part of.
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