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Tom Callos' Blog, Newspaper, and Journal

Tom Callos is a martial arts school business and management consultant, a 7th degree black belt in Taekwondo, a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a retired multiple school owner who helps the martial arts industry, school owners, instructors, and their staff members to execute and manage their work more profitably, ethically, and intelligently. 

Mr. Callos help owners learn to articulate and broadcast their unique benefits, helps them (when needed) to build unique and value-based curriculum, helps them learn how to manage their schools in ways that define the best-of-the-best practices in the international martial arts community. Tom is well known taking stands on ethical issues within the martial arts community --and has often spoken out against unfair practices, contractual tomfoolery, unsubstantiated instructor claims, formulaic marketing, and issues of consumer protection.   

Marketing, staff-training, money management, curriculum, and all issues involving the successful management of a martial arts schools and/or organization, are Tom Callos' specialties. 

Read Tom Callos is a blog Tom uses to communicate with and to people who take the practice of the martial arts very seriously, be they teachers of karate, taekwondo, judo, aikido, mma, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or what-have-you. 

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Listen To Tom Callos Interview Courtesy of SOUTHPAW Podcast

Tom Callos gets interviewed by SouthPaw — Sam Yang and Paul, talking about the martial arts world.
New SouthpawTom Callos has been involved with the old guard of martial arts and the new vanguard of modern martial arts—and what he's learned through his 50-year journey is: it's not about styles or even about fighting; it's about what kind of human being you want to be. And that's a goal that can unite us all.

Available wherever you listen to podcasts. (And if you enjoyed this podcast, please consider subscribing.)

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/a-50-year-perspect…/id1438165599…

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/southpaw-2

Web: https://anchor.fm/southpaw

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Transform Your Martial Arts School --Like a MASTER Teacher

Tom Callos talks about martial arts school business and transformation, but not through the use of cotton candy machines (a tactic being promoted in the martial arts industry) and other pandering sales shenanigans, but through the actual evidence that the teacher or teachers of a school really know how to inspire student to meaningful, life-altering, important, and valuable action.

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Martial Arts Teachers, Be Mindful of Your Most Important Power: The Right Words at the Right Time.

Tom Callos offers advice to martial arts teachers around the world, about their most powerful tool for good: The Right Words at the right time. Whether you teach jiu-jitsu, taekwondo, karate, judo, or name your style HERE, the words in this post are meant to remind you/us of what we have the potential to do —for others —and thus, ourselves.

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The Classical Mess of Modern Martial Arts School Management Systems

In September of 1971 Bruce Lee wrote an essay in Black Belt Magazine entitled "Liberate Yourself from Classical Karate." It was an eye-opening piece on the limitations of style and system --and what these constraints did to a martial artist. Tom Callos uses a similar argument, 46 years later, to describe the martial arts teacher education and business "industry" --which he says has become a giant classical mess of money-focused methodology. 

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