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Contraction And Expansion; a source of Shotokan Karate Power

June 3, 2014

Expansion and contraction is a powerful means to generate force in many ways in the physical world. Certainly this is so in #Shotokan karate.  The beginning karateka is taught the rudimentary crescent step. The step is composed of a circular movement that brings the foot from a shoulder wide position behind the body, to a […]

NOT SO SECRET FORMULA TO SUCCESS – 2

January 22, 2014

     Dear Guts is the key reader. Sometimes I revisit topics, I have written on in the past, because they are worthy of review and emphasis. This is one of those topics. In your personal and professional life; a regular tune-up on the importance of this subject will do you good! DETERMINATION.    ———————————————- […]

Karate’s life transforming power

April 27, 2013

     Dear GutsIsTheKey reader. This BEAM is about karate’s positive potential and power to change lives in a healthy way. Karate has been a life long experience for me. I remember, when I had my first karate lesson over 40 years ago; karate was practically an unknown in America. The only successful karate movie […]

Bubble Up With Life

March 9, 2013

     Dear Life Readers; I am sorry. I am very behind with BEAMS. I like to continuously serve up fresh doses of inspiration and meaning for my readers. But wow has life been busy. But I have not forgotten you and this labor of love, to write messages that lift and elevate your lives. […]

Shotokan Karate Principles of Power -

March 3, 2013

     Hello GutsIsTheKey Reader. This Writing is for a select group of you. Those interested in the martial arts and especially the karate sources of power, that can seem to generate “secret” abilities.      In some respects, I am one of those hard-core karate guys. I have done it pretty much all of […]

Shotokan karate & Tim Carter

July 24, 2012

     Quite a few of my Twitter followers ask me questions from time to time about the style of karate that I teach. Shotokan is the style I trained in for 20+ years and taught in Florida for several years and now teach in North Carolina.      Karate has been a part of […]

G.U.T.S. (23) Generate Unstoppable Terrific Starts

March 10, 2012

GUTS #23 is about Starting More specifically it is about New Starts & Restarts…      And its really fitting that it starts with 23.  Twenty three is the age most people have graduated from college and are starting a new life.   But then again, that’s the whole point of this BEAM. I want […]

Fight training tips for students preparing for karate tournaments. (expanded to include a few outside the ring, tips).

March 8, 2012

     Ok. I promised some of you some karate related help from time to time. If you are teaching students for tournament sparring. This little outline I developed is a great tool to help you get your students ready.      If you are a student getting ready for a fight; these guidelines will […]

Noah Rossi – A young man with GUTS

January 5, 2012

Too good not to share!!! FROM: THEHUGGINGHOME http://www.thehugginghome.com/2012/01/special-guest-post-hockey-home.html#links THURSDAY, JANUARY 05, 2012 Special Guest Post: The Hockey Home Hello readers! Today I would like to introduce a very special guest blogger. EXTRA SPECIAL!!! His name is Noah Rossi. He is almost 8 years old and he is my son. He is very proud that he […]

Life Lifting Lessons Learned from Shotokan

December 3, 2011

Some of you know that I have practiced Shotokan for many years. In many respects, this is a private art and I choose to keep it that way. Still, there are many truths that I  learn from this that can benefit others. So, I have  decided to write a series of BEAMS (posts) to share  some of these thoughts.      Recently, I shared some of these general concepts in free flowing Twitter tweets.  These thoughts are below.  You may look  forward to reading about these and other […]

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