Category Archives: GUTS – What is it?

What is this page all about and why the name GUTS?

Parallels between good Karate and Effective Living

As a martial arts trainer, I am always discovering parallels between good Karate and an effective life.  And there are many. The more each technique is practiced with finesse and Perfection, the better the final whole product is in karate. … Continue reading

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The Joy of Obedience – Feel Good about being Good!

When you push through to a new layer of achievement through discipline. You discover that which at one time seemed impossible, to now be commonplace. Habits of discipline reinforce themselves into greater habits of discipline. Unfortunately, the converse is also … Continue reading

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What challenges us the most, benefits us the greatest!

The challenge in learning Major life lessons is they involve more than mental consent. They must be built on internal conviction! What costs and challenges us the most is often also that which teaches us and benefits us the greatest. … Continue reading

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An evil dream.

Last night I had a very troubling dream. From time to time I have very emotionally stirring dreams that I know are caused by spiritual influences. Last night was certainly one of those.. without getting into detail I was confronted … Continue reading

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The Discovery Diet – 5 month’s later – Results / Health Update

This writing is a follow up to an article that I wrote 5 months ago; about the need for a weight loss and better health diet. This is the link to that article.  https://gutsisthekey.com/2017/04/14/the-discovery-diet/  I am pleased to say my results … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Shotokan Karate

  The virtues of karate There are many reasons why I am a Shotokan practitioner, teacher, coach and contributor to the art. Shotokan is a wonderful tool in many ways. It is both a thermometer and a prescription leading to … Continue reading

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Facing Pain and Adversity with the Eyes of Faith

Problems are normal. Pain is real. We need not doubt the grace or mercy of God when we go through either. But allow God to so fill our hearts with courage and faith. So that we exhibit Christ’s character, even … Continue reading

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