TOM CALLAHAN

The WHY, HOW, and SPIRIT of Training

The WHY, HOW, and SPIRIT of Training

Written by Shihan Tom Callahan  The average karate-ka or martial artist here in the States goes to a dojo 2-3 times per week for 1- 1.5 hours per session. Basically 3—5 hours per week. Let’s call it an average of 4 hours. That is out of a total of 168 hours IN A FULL...

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BUDO Teaching Philosophy

BUDO Teaching Philosophy

To be a good teacher, one has to be of the mindset of a student. The teacher needs to recall viscerally what he/she was feeling as a young rank. As the teacher looks out onto his students he/she needs to look at the entire class, and also simultaneously look at each...

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HONORING ONE’S WORD

HONORING ONE’S WORD

Here's a sneak peek excerpt from Tom's new book "Corporate Fitness" HONORING ONE’S WORD How do you feel when you do not honor your word?  Does it gnaw at you? It should.  Is there a guilty feeling? Most likely. All of us have in the past, or maybe even today, not...

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The Way of Budo with Renshi Shihan Tom Callahan

The Way of Budo with Renshi Shihan Tom Callahan

In this episode of "Beyond the Fight," Shihan Tom Callahan shares his roots in Martial Arts and philosophies behind Kyokushin Karate, by helping us understand the way of Budo. Click HERE to listen to the full interview with Andrew Michael and Shihan Tom Callahan.

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Budo vs. Sport/Competition Karate

Budo vs. Sport/Competition Karate

Here we are in 2019, a society obsessed with winning at all costs. When our individual values and self worth are based upon the mindset of winning and losing, we have missed the point of our training. One of the primary differences between traditional martial arts and...

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