In a world of karate movies and MMA fighting, it should come as no surprise to learn that many people decide to begin martial arts training for the wrong reasons. Teenagers and adults often visit their local Northeast Ohio dojo with the belief that they’ll be taught the same moves they’ve seen in action sequences on TV. However, learning how to handle a dangerous situation is very different than learning how to get into a fight… Parents tend to enroll their children in martial arts classes because they’ve heard that such extracurricular activities can lead to an improvement in self-confidence, responsibility, coordination, and behavior. Unfortunately, many don’t realize that it takes consistent training to see results… Over his 49 years of experience, Sensei Tim Loomis of The Silent Mind in Twinsburg, Ohio has gained a significant amount of martial arts wisdom that he strives to share with his students. What this martial arts teacher has discovered over the course of his career may just shed some light on what exactly it means to study one of these ancient Asian art forms.