Tag Archives: Karate & Athletics

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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Quarantine And Karate Training

#covid19 #Slamism Karate students. Isolation means concentration. Focus up on your training! Quarantine means time in between. Use your extra time to develop your karate skills. Sensei Tim- In a tough fight-I advise my #shotokan Karate students to: 1- Strike … Continue reading

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The mechanics of Impact and Rebound in Karate

The mechanics of impact and rebound When a basketball strikes the floor, the ball deflates somewhat while the power of the hardness and harder surface of the floor is transmitted into the ball. There is actually impact from the ball … Continue reading

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Soul searching accountability and new 2019 goals!

Okay! Here goes some soul searching honesty and accountability. Two years ago after a health scare, I lost a hundred pounds, earned my third and fourth degree, made many proactive steps to grow my Outreach for Christ, and greatly expanded … Continue reading

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Sensei Tim’s Makiwara

Among other unusual things that I treasure that would not mean much to other people is this device I have built in my basement. It is called a makiwara. It is an old school karate training device. I thought a … Continue reading

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Training and Praying #Shotokan

When I’ve got a lot on my mind, praying and training go hand-in-hand. Karate Training often helps me release distracting thoughts, that keep me from focusing and concentrating on what God wants me to see. Training often becomes a form … Continue reading

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What is the best way to improve your Karate Performance?

Improving Karate Performance is not rocket science but it does require concentrated focus. A half hearted, haphazard approach to martial arts ability will not yield satisfactory results. The following are solid proven means to produce karate technique improvement. Training & … Continue reading

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#Shotokan karate is all about an excellent spirit.

There are times I want to train and love it when I do. And there are times I don’t want to train and I have to force myself to. And somehow I know that both are important. I have learned … Continue reading

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The Art of Karate Makes Me Better.

I train incessantly and unceasingly. Sometimes it drives my wife crazy how much I train. Yeah I know I’m not a 20 year old spring chicken. In fact I’m only a little over​ a year away from 60. I know … Continue reading

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