Tag Archives: Shotokan karate

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 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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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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First Annual ThomasvilleGo Karate Tournament

Enjoy a Great Saturday’s local Entertainment, the end of this month! In cooperation with The City of Thomasville, and Thomasville Middle School, The Shotokan Karate Academy of Thomasville is holding The First Annual Thomasville GO Karate Tournament, on Saturday, October … 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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Be Excellent, Whether Seen or Unseen!

Great Mastery is not always accompanied by great recognition. You may be producing extraordinary, uncommon herculean life results of epic proportion & not be recognized, yet! Do Good & Faint Not! ln my martial arts study of #shotokan – it’s … 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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