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In Memory of a good friend; Billy Burcham.

2/2/2018 Tonight, Dawn & I paid respects to the family of a very dear friend who passed last Sunday; Billy Burcham. Billy was a 2nd father to me. 7 year’s ago, he became a devoted friend when I struggled to … 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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What challenges us the most, benefits us the greatest!

The challenge in learning Major life lessons is they involve more than mental consent. They must be built on internal conviction! What costs and challenges us the most is often also that which teaches us and benefits us the greatest. … Continue reading

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The Discovery Diet – 5 month’s later – Results / Health Update

This writing is a follow up to an article that I wrote 5 months ago; about the need for a weight loss and better health diet. This is the link to that article.  https://gutsisthekey.com/2017/04/14/the-discovery-diet/  I am pleased to say my results … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Shotokan Karate

  The virtues of karate There are many reasons why I am a Shotokan practitioner, teacher, coach and contributor to the art. Shotokan is a wonderful tool in many ways. It is both a thermometer and a prescription leading to … Continue reading

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The Discovery Diet

 When I was a boy. My dad had me out cutting trees on Saturdays when other boys were watching cartoons. I learned the value early, of very hard, difficult work. Also, I was in every kind of Athletics imaginable. I … Continue reading

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