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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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Desire, Motivation, Imagination and Inspiration Acrostic

A determined desire willing to push through pain & perspiration must be the mindset of meaningful motivation. Good Goals turn fanciful foolishness to Fearless Faith, and turn idle imagination to Incredible Inspiration-when you have a healthy heart willing to work! … Continue reading

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Thoughts about my 61st birthday! Slam-

6/23/2020 – Thoughts about my 61st Birthday! Oh, the pictures are from the surprise party that my wife Dawn Carter gave me last year for my 60th birthday. This came up in memory items from last year. And with a … Continue reading

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Getting Focus Back on The Good in America

Dear friends, I try to make it my purpose and plan to never make political comment in the marketplace of ideas. My father taught me when I was a boy that “I may not agree with what you say but … Continue reading

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Presents in the Presence of the Spirit of God

I spent a good portion of today reading back through some of my sister Detra’s materials. I wish she and I could sit down and talk one more time. I wish she could have witnessed while she was alive (1944-2005), … 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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Gratitude – 9 years sober today!

Today marks 9 years of sobriety, since my last drink of alcohol. (1)… All things considered, alcohol was the most destructive problem of my life. Some very good friends and 12 remarkable life changing steps helped me recover from alcoholism, … Continue reading

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Note to self: Jesus is the Prize!

Note to self: To achieve higher destiny, believe more & shoot higher, especially when you don’t feel like it. Bad days are the most important. It’s then, faith is tried & turns true. In your darkest, blow the dust off … Continue reading

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