Tom Callos talks about how a martial arts teacher can go about the work of helping to build a better and more peaceful world.Read More
Tom Callos gets interviewed by SouthPaw — Sam Yang and Paul, talking about the martial arts world.
New Southpaw: Tom 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.
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5 Tips on how to do the work of a martial arts master teacher (suggestions, of course), from Tom Callos. Whether you teach BJJ, Aikido, Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, or what-have-you, these suggestions have the potential to improve your martial arts school —and career.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More