I am a martial arts citizen-teacher, a practitioner (40 plus years), and a martial arts business consultant, due to the fact that I owned and operated very successful schools, which I eventually retired from –and […]
I’m Tom Callos (Phone or text at 530-903-0286, Skype at tomcallos). I started learning, studying, and practicing the martial arts in 1971. I opened my first school in 1980 –and then owned and operated 2 […]
The Style of Martial Arts I Teach: Engaged Budo-Ism (Coined by Aikido Master Gaku Homma).
I have come to believe that what happens in a dojo, on the mats, and in the ring are good, wonderful even […]
I think that the following concept stands at the beginning of what is a radical, healthy, intelligent change (evolution) in why we teach, how we teach, and what we talk about when we talk about our work; our […]
The “facade” is what something appears to be –on the exterior.
Building a credible facade for your school involves saying / advertising the right words, constructing a credible “store-front,” having a snazzy website, and looking like […]