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Fighting for me, for my Father & for my Heavenly Father!

At Christmas, I think about my parents & sister, who have gone before. Their love & example is the chief reason, I have achieved anything in my life. I am deeply grateful. One of the chief storylines in my life … Continue reading

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Gratitude To an Unknown Karate Mentor

Small things are often Big Things. I dedicate these thoughts to karate mentor:1- that I am deeply indebted to ,2- whom made a tremendous contribution to my martial arts foundation,3- whom is already gone from this life & whose name … Continue reading

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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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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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The Karate Dream

The martial arts dream. One thing I have told my students repeatedly is that if you work on the martial arts long enough, you will discover that the martial arts will in turn work on you. It’s like a Subterranean … Continue reading

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Karate brings Positive Leverage to Life

Karate dovetails with life. Sorry!! I forgot that everybody is not proficient in Furniture construction language. A dovetail is a method of construction that joins boxes in well made drawers. It connects the two parts in a solid wood fashion, … Continue reading

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