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Master Stone's Business Advise 101 - 2

Looking from the outside in.

How many times have you been watching your students and thought, "How are they not getting this?  It's so simple: step to the right and knock them out". Everything is so clear from across the room. Even if they are senior students, and the answer is literately staring them in the face, they keep missing it.

When I was kid, my parents would always say "you always have to learn things the hard way, don't you?"

Are you…


Added by Dave McNeill on March 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Master Stone's Business Advise 101

Added by Dave McNeill on February 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Blog Contributor

Allow me to introduce Master Stone who will, from time to time, be offering advise on owning and running a martial arts school.

Bobby Stone began competing in martial arts in 1986. Since then he has been awarded over 100 gold medals and earned the State, National, and Jr. Olympic Champion…


Added by Dave McNeill on February 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Jujitsu and Edged Weapons - by Master Andy Tourin

Jujitsu was born as a blade science. Some might think that's a provocative statement, but as you study the history of Japanese martial sciences you see it's true. Various forms of what eventually became collectively known as Jujitsu were developed and…


Added by Dave McNeill on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hawaiian Collection #1 - $380

Kona wood display knife (12.5 inches) with 6 inlaid crushed seashell circles representing the 6 main islands of Hawaii and blue stone chips inlay in the handle. The stand is lace wood from South America.

Cane is hickory with a large crushed seashell Hawaiian hook inlay and blue stone chip inlays above and below the hook. Two spiral grooves cross each other the length of the shaft.

$380 for the whole set.…


Added by Dave McNeill on January 30, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Kick your Weapons sparring into the next galaxy!

In case you haven't seen, or heard of these things, there are high quality LIGHT SABERS out there that you can Spar with!

Here's a link to some videos of a camp I did recently: Click Here

I'm hosting the DFW Star Wars Fan group at my school tomorrow. The plan is to do some training first, followed by live sparring. I'll post some additional links, and/or…


Added by Dr. Joe Turner on January 22, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Self Defense... Taking Care of Yourself... Pressure Point P6

Acupressure Points's photo.
I call P6 - Pericardium 6 - "Puke 6"... as it is so good for relieving nausea.  Those sea sickness bands you can buy at drug stores work on this point.
MOST FAMOUS POINT for relieving nausea, an upset stomach, anxiety,…

Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on January 18, 2016 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Koa Knife

Koa wood (from Hawaii) training/display knife (13 inches). The six round seashell inays represents the 6 main islands of Hawaii. The blue stone chip inlays are for the currents and waves that feed these islands.…


Added by Dave McNeill on January 14, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Seminar Dates

Have GI, will travel. All dates are open in 2016.

Book now!

Added by Dave McNeill on December 18, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Throw Back Of Master Larry Kooyman

Added by Dave McNeill on December 15, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments

New Brown Belts

New 1st Brown Belts (L to R kneeling) Cesar Schinzing, John Mayes.

Judging panel (L to R): Soke Dave McNeill, Sensei Marta Azzam, Master Ross Briggs, Sensei Gene Green, Master Ken Mammen, Goju-Shorei Karate Director Master Larry…


Added by Dave McNeill on December 11, 2015 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Tom Callos of The 100. Method with an Offer for Goju-Shorei Members

Hello fellow Goju-Shorei members (I self-graciously and presumptuously consider myself a part of the extended family --although I've done very little to deserve the honor), this is Tom Callos (just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...photo by Brian Williams of…


Added by Tom Callos on December 7, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

A tribute to Bob Tackitt from Jeff Denton

 I met Bob Tackitt as I was being introduced to the Weapons System, He was lying on the dojo floor and Soke McNeill, in his true style, barked DO NOT HELP HIM UP! I thought, you are one mean SOB, but since I have great respect for him I listened. Dave later told me if he gets knocked down in a fight he will have to get up on his own, no one will be there to help him. Of course I never thought about that, so my Kind Sensei decided one day to show us what it was like for Bob. "Go outside grab…


Added by Jeff Denton on November 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Pair Of Boots

A Pair Of Boots


Bob Tackitt was born in Longmont, Colorado, lived a short while in Utah before moving to Fallon, Nevada in 1966. Bob was talked into a Marine deferred deployment enlistment by his friend Bill Smiley. After graduating from high school in 1968 Bob…


Added by Dave McNeill on November 23, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Knuckle 5

Added by Dave McNeill on November 23, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


9th Goju-Shorei Principal

First, members of this Family teach and train with a clear spirit – Shorei.

Visiting and working out at a strange dojo can be problematic for both the visitor and the sensei of the visited…


Added by Dave McNeill on October 26, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

What Is A Black Belt

From Champions Martial Arts, Colorado…


Added by Dave McNeill on September 21, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Custom Cane

This one of a kind custom cane is for sale. The bidding is open for 2 weeks. Starting bid $325.

Added by Dave McNeill on August 21, 2015 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Ohana at Amba Martial Arts school in Sparks, Nevada

Thursday night was spent introducing Sensei Patti Oji (from California) to the Amba Martial Arts school in…


Added by Dave McNeill on August 15, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

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