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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 […]

Sales Zanshin

December 10, 2013

     I am a karate teacher. I also am a sales trainer. I love it when different pursuits in life are synergistic to each other. Such is the case many times with ##karate and #sales . The correct execution of one can strengthen, the performance of the other.  For example, one of the most critical mindsets of karate […]

#Sales Refresher Course

May 29, 2013

     It never ceases to amaze me, how often sales problems with performance are caused by neglect of fundamentals. It is akin to Lombardi having to remind his team that “This is a football.” Nonetheless, it is true; even the most experienced reps, often have need to revisit the school of basics.     […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s important to me.

February 4, 2013

     Dear GutsIsTheKey reader, When I started to do my new year’s purposing; my heart wasn’t in it. So, for the first time in 7 years; I did not come out with what I felt was an earth shattering goal statement for the year. I couldn’t exactly explain what I was feeling, even to […]

Three Powerful #Sales And Life Dynamics

November 19, 2012

#1 – Optimism #2 – Flexibility #3 – Courtesy      Constants are powerful. They are like Bedrocks to a foundation; A rock solid, reliable base on which to build. Constants are common denominators. All even numbers have 2 as a constant. It will go evenly into all of them. Even-so, constant strengths in our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Real Life Self Defense Seminar

December 28, 2011

Caught On Tape: Clerk Punches, Knocks Out Armed Robber – Greenville News Story – WYFF Greenville A friend of mine shared this film clip on his FaceBook Page! I commented as indicated below. Great to study to think about your own self defense from an attacker.  The link below is to a great film to review to analyze […]

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