Archive for category: Sports

Why sports often doesn’t develop character

Why sports often doesn’t develop character

0 / June 14, 2012 10:11 pm

The word sport came from a Old French verb, desporter, meaning to divert or amuse or play. Ref a few testosterone-laden soccer games and you’ll see why the “sport of kings” originally referred to war-making. I have higher aspirations for […]

Get Your Black Belt… Then Let It Go

Get Your Black Belt… Then Let It Go

0 / March 10, 2010 10:32 am

After eleven years of study and training, my wife finally received her first degree blackbelt in karate called a shodan in Renbukai karate. It was a proud achievement, but in the oriental tradition, the shodan merely indicates that she is […]

Breathing in Combat

1 / February 20, 2010 8:21 pm

Last week I held a very basic self-defense workshop for the City of Calgary Waterworks division. Now some of you might be wondering why a leadership coach / consultant would teach a self-defense course. First of all, it’s fun, but […]

Do you play for fun or play for points?

2 / March 14, 2009 6:31 pm

When you play soccer for fun, the aim is not about scoring the most number of goals, but about practicing your craziest and wildest moves (if you’re just that good) or helping others practice their crazy and wildest moves (as […]

Refereeing Freedom

Refereeing Freedom

1 / December 9, 2008 9:16 pm

I am officially a new soccer referee. Ahead of me is a life of attempting to make sound judgments while enduring angry players, opinionated spectators and stressed out coaches. To you it may sound like a depressing way to spend […]