Category Archives: People with GUTS

This category is dedicated to other special people that I have found to have 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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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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A Christian Faith needed by a doubting World!

Never have Christians needed to be more relevant, to the real questions of our world. These notes were designed to help us see seven (7),points to have a real, Christ-centered Faith that communicates real value and Spiritual meaning to our … 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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Things that make Car-Kai-ryu Shotokan Kai-In distinctive

     So Guts Is The Key reader, if you’re not interested in the martial arts, then this article may or may not be of interest to you. I have been a karate Sensei for 25 years or more. It … Continue reading

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“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” ????

Not everything he said was pure gospel/But the late Robert Schuller said/”Tuff times don’t last-Tuff people do”/I don’t know if it’s always tru-But it helps at times/Sometimes when there’s no other way-trust God-push on thru & a way opens up … Continue reading

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Black and White thoughts about Racism, today.

[(Dear Friends, this writing concerns Racism. So, I shared this with one of my closest black friends Larry Dillingham, whom is also a mentor. To make sure we can work together on these issues. He encouraged me to publish these … Continue reading

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