Thursday, April 28, 2011

Richard Bandler

Richard Bandler is the father and co-founder with John Grinder of Neuro-Linguistic Programming as well as teacher of Master Sam Naples.

Richard Wayne Bandler was born February 24, 1950 in New Jersey, which is where he credits having developed his tenacious attitude. As a youth his family moved to San Francisco and he lived in the famed Chinatown area where he credits learning acupuncture and the martial arts. It was only natural for Bandler who grew up in the 60’s in San Francisco to be interested in rock and roll music and while in high school he became a successful musician in a rock band.

After graduating high school Richard who was interested in mathematics, computers and physics began attending school at the University of California in Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Richard Bandler got the opportunity to house sit for a psychiatrist who went off to India, “to find himself.” Richard got interested in the many . . . . . . . . . click here to go to the website to read the rest of the article on NLP father and co-founder, Dr. Richard Bandler.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

An Incident in Boston

An Incident In Boston

The Power of Decision

The greatest decision of all times, as far as any American citizen is concerned, was reached in Philadelphia, July 4 , 1776, when fifty-six men signed their names to a document which they well know would bring freedom to all American, or leave every one of the fifty-six hanging from a gallows!

You have heard of this famous document, but you may not have drawn from it their great lesson in personal achievement it so plainly taught.

We all remember the date of this momentous decision, but few of us realize what courage that decision required. We remember out history as it was taught we remember dates and the names of the men who fought ‘we remember Valley Forge and Yorktown’ we remember George Washington, and Lord Cornwallis. But we know little of the real forces back of these names, dates and place. We know still less of that intangible power which insured us freedom long before Washington’s armies reached Yorktown.

It is nothing short of tragedy that the writers of history have missed entirely even the slightest reference to the irresistible power which gave birth and freedom to the nation destined to set up new standards of independence for all the peoples of the earth. I say it is a tragedy because it is the self-same power which must be used by every individual who surmounts the difficulties of life and force lift to pay the price asked.

Let us briefly review the events which gave birth to this power. The story begins with an incident in Boston, March 5, 1770. British soldier were patrolling the streets, openly threatening the citizens by their presence. The colonists resented armed men marching in their midst. They began to express their resentment openly, hurling stones as well as epithets at the marching soldiers, until the commanding officer gave orders,

“Fix bayonets…Charge!”

The battle was on. It resulted in the death and injury of many. The incident aroused such resentment that the Provincial Assembly (made up of prominent colonists) called a meeting for the purpose of taking definite action. Two of the members of that Assembly were John Hancock and Samuel Adams. They spoke up courageously and declared that a move must be made to eject all British soldiers from Boston.

Remember this --- a decision, in the minds of two men, might properly be called the beginning of the freedom which we of the United States now enjoy. Remember too that the decision of these two men called for faith and courage because it was dangerous.

Before the Assembly adjourned, Samuel Adams was appointed to call on the governor of the province, Hutchinson, and demand the withdrawal of the British troops.

The request was granted, the troops were removed form Boston, but the incident was no9t closed. It had caused a situation which was destined to change the entire trend of civilization.

Minds Begin to Work Together

Richard Henry Lee became an important factor this story because he and Samuel Adams corresponded frequently, sharing freely their fears and their hopes concerning the welfare of the people of their provinces. From this practice, Adams conceived the idea the a mutual exchange of letter between the thirteen colonies might help to bring about the coordination of effort so badly needed in connection with the solution of their problems. Two years after the last clash with the soldiers in Boston (March 1972), Adams presented this idea to the Assembly in the form of a motion that a Correspondence committed be established among the colonies, with definitely appointed correspondents in each colony, “for the purpose of friendly cooperation for the betterment of the colonies of British America”

It was the beginning of the organization of the far-flung power destined to give freedom to you and to me. The “Master-Mind” group had already been organized. It consisted of Adams, Lee and Hancock.

The Committee of Correspondence was organized. The citizens of the colonies had been waging disorganized warfare against the British soldiers through incidents similar to the Boston riot, but nothing of benefit had been accomplished. Their individual grievances had not been consolidated under one “Master-Mind” group. No group of individuals had put their hearts, minds, should, and bodies together in one definite decision to settle their difficulty with the British once and for all until Adams, Hancock and Lee got together.

Meanwhile, the British were not idle. They too were doing some planning and “Master-Minding” on their own account, with the advantage of having back of them money and organized soldiery.

An Instant Decision Changes History

The Crown appointed Gage to supplant Hutchinson as the governor of Massachusetts. One of the new governor’s first acts was to send a messenger to call on Samuel Adams, for the purpose of endeavoring to stop his opposition---by fear.

We can best understand the spirit of what happened by quoting the conversation between Colonel Fenton (the messenger sent by Gage) and Adams:

Colonel Fenton: “I have authorized by Governor Gage to, assure you, Mr. Adams, that the governor has been empowered to confer upon you such benefits as would be satisfactory [Endeavor to win Adams by promise of bribes] upon the condition that you engage to cease in your opposition to the measures of the government. It is the governor’s advice to you, Sir, not to incur the further displeasure of His Majesty. Your conduct has been such as makes you liable to penalties of and Acts of Henry VII, by which persons can be sent to England for trial fort treason, or misprision of treason, at the discretion of a governor of a province, But, by changing your political course, you will not only receive great personal advantages, but you will make peace with the King.”

Samuel Adams had the choice of two decision. He could cease his opposition ad receive personal bribes, or he could continue and run the risk of being hanged!

Clearly, the time had come when Adams was forced to reach instantly a decision which could have cost his life. Adams insisted upon Colonel Fenton’s word of honor that the colonel would deliver to the governor the answer exactly as Adams would give it to him.

Adams’ answer: “Then you may tell Governor Gage that I trust I have long since made my peace with the king of Kings. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my county. And, tell Governor Gage it is the advice of Samuel Adams to him, no longer to insult the feelings of and exasperated people.”

When Governor Gage received Adams’ caustic reply, he flew into a rage and issued a proclamation which real, “I do, hereby, in His Majesty’s name, offer and promise his most gracious pardon to all persons who shall forthwith lad down their arms, and return to the duties of peaceable subjects, excepting only form the benefit of such pardon, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, whose offences are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration but that of condign punishment.

As one might say in modern slang, Adams and Hancock were “on the spot!” The threat of the irate governor forced the two men to reach another decision, equally as dangerous. The hurriedly called a secret meeting of their staunchest followers. After the meeting had been called to order, Adams locked the door, placed the key in his pocket, and informed all present that it was imperative that a congress of the colonists be organized, and that no man should leave the room until the decision for such a congress had been reached.

Great excitement followed. Some weighed the possible consequences of such radicalism. Some expressed grave doubt as to the wisdom of so definite a decision in defiance of the Crown. Locked in that room were tow men immune to fear, blind to the possibility of failure, Hancock and Adams. Through the influence of their minds, the other were induced to agree that, through the Correspondence Committee, arrangements should be mad for a meeting of the First Continental Congress, to be held in Philadelphia, September 5, 1774.

Remember this date. It is more important than July 4, 1776. If there had been no decision to hold a Continental Congress, there could have been no signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Before the first meeting of the new Congress, another leader, in a different section of the county, was deep in the throes of publishing a “Summary View of the rights of British America.” He was Thomas Jefferson, of the Province of Virginia, whose relationship to Lord Dunmore (representative of the Crown in Virginia) was as strained as that of Hancock and Adams with their governor.

Shortly after his famous Summary of Rights was published, Jefferson was informed that he was subject to prosecution for high treason against His Majesty’s government. Inspired by the threat, one of Jefferson’s colleagues, Patrick Henry, boldly spoke his mind, concluding his remarks with a sentence which shall remain forever a classic, “ If this be treason, make the most of it.”

It was such men as these who, without power, without authority, without military strength, without money sat in solemn consideration of the destiny of the colonies, beginning at the opening of the First Continental Congress, and continuing at intervals for two years---until on June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee arose, addressed the Chair, and to the startled Assembly made this motion:

“Gentlemen, I make the motion that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent States, that they be absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of

Great Britain is, and ought to be totally dissolved.”

Thomas Jefferson Reads Aloud

Lee’s astounding motion was discussed fervently, and at such length that he began to lose patience. Finally, after days of argument ,he again took the floor, and declared in a clear, firm voice, “Mr. President, we have discussed this issue for days. It is the only course for us to follow. Why then, sir, do we longer delay? Why still deliberate? Let this happy day give birth to an American Republic. Let her arise, not to devastate and to conquer, but to re-establish the reign of peace and of law.”

Before his motion was finally voted upon, Lee was called back to Virginia because of serious family illness, but before leaving, he placed his cause in the hands of his friend, Thomas Jefferson, who promised to fight until favorable action was taken. Shortly thereafter the President of Congress (Hancock) appointed Jefferson as chairman of a committee to draw up a Declaration of Independence.

Long and hard the committee labored on a document which would mean, when accepted by the Congress, that every man who signed would be signing his own death warrant should the colonies lose in the fight with Great Britain, which was sure to follow.

The document was drawn, and on June 28, the original draft was read before the Congress. For several days it was discussed, altered, and made ready. On July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson stood before the Assembly and fearlessly read the most momentous decision ever place upon paper:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect

to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes

which impel them to the separation…..”

When Jefferson finished, the document was voted upon, accepted and signed by the fifty-six men, every one staking his own life upon his decision to write his name. By that decision came into existence a nation destined to bring to mankind forever the privilege of making decisions.

Analyze the events which led to the Declaration of Independence, and be convinced that this nation, which now holds a position of commanding respect and power among all nations of the world, was born of a decision created by a “Master-Mind” group consisting of fifty-six men. Note well the fact that is was their decision which insured the success of Washington’s armies, because the spirit of that decision was in the heart of every soldier who fought with them, and served as a spiritual power which recognizes no such thing as failure.

Note also (with great personal benefit) that the power which gave this nation its freedom is the selfsame power that must be used by every individual who becomes self determining. This power is made up of the principles described in this book. It will not be difficult to detect in the story of the Declaration of Independence at least six of these principles: desire, decision, faith, persistence, the “Master-Mind” group, and organized planning.


By Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I am a Grandmaster...And it really depresses the hell out of me.

I am a Grandmaster...And it really depresses the hell out of me.

I just found out that in Kukki Taekwondo, I am a grandmaster . The definition of Grandmaster is anyone that is a Ryuk-dan, 6th degree black belt or higher. As a chil-dan, 7th degree, that means me.

As the previous owner of a commercial martial arts school. I’m ashamed to say that toward the end of my teaching career, in an effort to compete against the more commercial schools I did lower the bar a little. I’m not proud of it. This is also why I got out of the martial arts business. I could not teach Taekwondo the way I believed it should be taught and make money at it. It became a matter of conscience. I’m much happier now to be away from the day-to-day struggle of running a commercial dojung.

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I am a Grandmaster...And it really depresses the hell out of me .

In the spirit of wisdom,

Childan Sam Naples
Grandmaster Chun Taekwondo Jidokwan

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Old Taekwondo Times Article about me is now on my website.


This was an old article written about me in the old Traditional Taekwondo Magazine.

It was a Grand Championship match, and it could have been for a world title--the action was worth of it! What it was for though, was the title of National Open Championship for one year, and for the six-foot trophy what went with it. But that was plenty! The agression, the speed, the techniuqe, it was all there. By title it was an open tournament, but it was a Korean sponsored open, which meant that kicking technique would be especially favored.

The younger man wearing no safety equipment on his hands fo reet was Sam Naples twenty-five year old fourth-degree Black Belt from Youngstown, Ohio. Chasing him around the squared-off battleground was one of Ohio's flashiest kickers, Out of Cincinnati, The Kicker had been winning tournaments for a long time, and deservedly. The physical scope of his attack was awesome -- spinning, jumping, back-turning kicks. He had them all...and Sam hand none of them. Oh, they were in his arsenal, but for two years now he had been unable to lift his knee belt high to get off a decent kick. When ever he would try he would nearly collapse with pain. Worse yet, he would be unable to use the leg again for weeks. So, here he was, having punched his way through all the black belt opposition, thrown up gainst this flashy kicker, knowing full well that he couldn't throw a kick of his own. To complicate matters, The Kicker knew he couldn't kick, and was taking advantage of that knowledge, as well he should. He was furiously bombardin Naples now, front snap, side, thrusting, roundhouse -- combination after combination, yet he couldn't score. Maybe Naples couldn't kick any more, but he sure could block ... boy, could he block.

You are read SAM NAPLES . . . TRIPPLE THREAT . . . GENTLEMAN, Click here to read the entire article.

True to the TRUTH

Childan Sam Naples
Supreme Grandmaster Chun Kae-bae Taekwondo Jidokwan

Saturday, September 23, 2006

American Taekwondo grieves the loss of its’ Most Senior Student

Grandmaster Ernest H. Lieb 1940— September 22, 2006

How do you describe Ernie Lieb?

These words come to mind …unstoppable … indomitable spirit… kind … smiling … master … grandmaster … leader … patriarch … pioneer … loving student … friend.

I met Ernie for the first time this past May in Cleveland as a guest of Master Al Cole. I had been looking forward to meeting Grandmaster Lieb for quite some time. His instructor in Korea, Kim Hyun-nae was the best friend and senior of my instructor Grandmaster Chun Kae-bae in the Chun Il-sup lineage of Jidokwan.

In May I went to the Grand Opening of a new studio in Cleveland where Ernie was the guest of honor with Grandmaster Charles Stepan and Karen Orwell. Grandmaster Charles Stepan, who writes for Taekwondo Times Magazine, interviewed Ernie for an article in an upcoming issue.

I was totally impressed with the mettle of the man. Even after a full day and dinner he still had the time and indomitable spirit to go to Master Coles studio at about 11:00 PM and teach us about his system and training in Korea.

He told me of his up-coming trip to Korea early next year to place a wreath on Kim Hyuk-nae’s grave. He invited me and my Grandmaster to join his party. I was humbled, excited and honored to be invited to be in the company of such a great man for such a momentous trip.

Two weeks after the meeting Grandmaster Stepan and I chated with Grandmaster Chun about Ernie and Grandmaster Chun told us some stories of Kim Hyun-nae. I sent an e-mail to Ernie forwarding the stories and I could tell that he was genuinely touched. He told me that he always becomes emotional whenever he thinks about Master Kim. It was obvious how much love and respect he had for Master Kim and how much he missed him. It was from this point on that I felt that Ernie and I became friends.

We corresponded often by e-mail. I had a back injury and Ernie expressed his concern as well as confiding in me some of his health concerns as well as speaking of his strong and deep faith in God. Ernie was the Um and Yang, strong, powerful, unstoppable, and tender, loving and kind at the same time.

I am angered and saddened to have been cheated out of the opportunity to get to know such an incredible man better, and I am honored to have been his friend for even a short time.

History of the Senior American Grandmaster

Ernest Lieb was born in Germany during WWII and after the war his family immigrated to the United States. At the age of 12 Ernie was a scrawny, malnourished child. The frail Ernie was an easy victim for bigger stronger kids and he was always getting into fights. This was the beginning of the indomitable spirit that was to become Ernie’s trademark for the rest of his life.

At the age of 16 Ernie discovered Judo but found he was at a disadvantage against larger kids. Shortly after beginning Judo, Ernie was introduced to Karate which he quickly took too. He found karate to have been better for his smaller frame and that with Karate, speed and quickness were all that mattered. Three years later in 1958 he received his black belt, (the author was 2 years old in 1958).

In 1961 Ernie as a second degree black belt joined the US Air Force and was sent to Kunsan, Korea where he was to meet the man that he calls his Instructor, Kim Hyuk-nae of the Wisdom School, Jidokwan. At that time in Taekwondo’s history, the organization was called the Korean Taesoodo Association. Ernie was to receive he samdan, third degree black belt in Kongsoodo Jidokwan in 1963 from Dr. Yun Kwai-byung, the leader of Jidokwan after the death of its’ founder Chun Sung-sup.

Ernie and Master Kim developed a deep master/student relationship that Master Lieb spoke about often. “Master Kim told Ernie, I can make you a champion, because you aren’t afraid of anything.” And he did! In 1963 Ernie was elected the captain of the Air Force Taesoodo team. He became the first American to win the Korean International Taesoodo Championship in 1964. Later that same year he was the US Air Force Light Weight Champion.

After his discharge Ernie returned to Muskegon, Michigan where he started a Kongsoodo (karate) club. Ernie became a martial arts fighting machine winning 127 trophies in the next 8 years. He also received many awards for his refereeing skills and being an exemplary martial artist.

In 1973 Ernie was voted man of the year by Black Belt Magazine. The man of the year is nominated by readers and then voted upon by readers. Ernie was loved and respected by everyone in the martial arts world.

Also in 1964, a busy year for Ernie, he founded the AKA, the American Karate Association, the countries largest “non-profit” martial arts association. It was also in 1964 that Ernie began to develop his own system, the American Jidokwan System. For more information about Ernie's system click on the following link: American Karate System, AKS.

The Martial Arts World, no, the World is sadder for the loss of Taekwondo Jidokwan Supreme Grandmaster, Earnest Lieb. My condolences go out to Jenny his wife and to his friends, family and students across the world.

Yours in the Spirit of Wisdom,

Childan, Sam Naples

Grandmaster Chun Taekwondo Jidokwan

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Physical Mastery of You

Shimshin talyun as we have read is the mind/body/spirit connection and the root of physical mastery. The subject of study for the student of Taekwondo and Shimshin talyun is “YOU”. You are studying yourself.

The significance of shimshin talyun goes way beyond the scope of the martial arts. It is the key to being a whole, healthy person. According to the theory of shimshin talyun we must develop physical mastery in order to have the energy to live our lives at a peak level we must improve the mind, body and spirit simultaneously.

Everyday, based upon our actions we are another day closer or another day further from achieving our goals. There is a Korean term Kaesun (Kaizen in Japanese), which means to continue to improve on a daily basis. In American business it is called C.A.N.E.I., Continuous And Never Ending Improvement. In Taekwondo and in Oriental thought it is called following the. . . . . .

You are at reading about Physical Mastery in Taekwondo, click here to read the entire article.

Yours in the Spirit of Wisdom

Childan Sam Naples
Grandmaster Chun Taekwondo Jidokwan

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Thick face, Black heart:

I just finished reading a book called Thick face, Black heart, by Chin Ning-chu that was recommended by one of my mentor’s, the Marketing Guru Dan Kennedy. The book which was published in 1992 is a business book of sorts, that paraphrases an ancient and un-translated Chinese work Thick Black Theory by Lee-Zhong Chang. This book should be part of every Taekwondo practitioner's essential library with The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi and Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

What is so intriguing to me is that the concepts of Thick Face and Black Heart are very similar to the Taekwondo Jidokwan concepts of NO CHOICE, NO CHANCE (more about NO CHOICE, NO CHANCE later). Having a Thick Face is about protecting yourself from others both physically and most importantly spiritually and emotionally.

“Thick Face is the shield:” Ms. Chu uses Abraham Lincoln as an example of Thick Face . . . .

Click here to read the entire article on Thick face, Black Heart.

Your in the Spirit of wisdom

Childan, Sam Naples
Grandmaster Chun Taekwondo Jidokwan