Category Archives: GUTS – What is it?

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

If you struggle with weight, like I do!

I have really struggled with weight & related health issues. But I argued to myself that I’m a big strong guy & being overweight was OK. Bull! A mini stroke (TIA) 6 years ago got my attention & inspired the … Continue reading

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It doesn’t Intimidate God for You to Succeed!

Some people seem to believe it intimidates God for us to succeed. And that is only through our pain & loss that He receives Glory. While it’s true that we should be willing to take up our cross & follow … Continue reading

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Craig Ellis Daves / ShoDan-Ho / Rock-N-Roll

5 years ago a new student entered my dojo along with his wife and his two daughters. He said he had high goals. I didn’t exactly encourage him. In fact, I made it sound difficult if not impossible to get … Continue reading

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The story of Skywalker continues!

7 – 8 years ago, I began to teach Karate, to a young boy, who was a little awkward & had a posture problem. But he worked hard and had a good attitude. So, I expected good things. Through the … Continue reading

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12 Wonderful Truths of The Gospel of Christ!

12 Wonderful Truths of the Gospel.          ————————————————— 1- God revealed His interest and care for the human race through historical dealings with a specific people he called his own, the Jews. God revealed His wonderful moral … Continue reading

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Life Is Always Now!

All of your life is yet to be lived. What is behind is just history! What is ahead is just mystery. What is now, that’s your life!!! Continue reading

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My covid-19 announcement from January 20th – Slam-

I have a positive outlook and believe in a good and healthy outcome to my current situation. I’ve already been to the doctor and I’m following their advice. I have covid-19. I intend to go to a private place and … Continue reading

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IDEA LISTS

  You have:                IDEAs, right?You make:               LISTs  to do, right?So combine your: IDEA               with your: LIST     and become … Continue reading

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My Karate Origins

I remember many years ago, when I decided to really apply myself in the martial Arts, that it was incredibly tough and I wondered if I would ever be any good. After 2 or 3 American freestyle instructors, I came … Continue reading

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Go get em, Tiger! A tribute to a fine karate student, Justin Fields!

It’s a truly rewarding thing when Hope’s you had for your life, start to take shape and fall into place. Today, I observed a karate student that I have worked with for nearly seven years perform extraordinary Feats of skill … Continue reading

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