• A Watched Pot Never Boils: The Great Journey Podcast

    We've all heard it said, " A Watched Pot Never Boils". And today on The Great Journey Podcast, we're going to dig a little bit deeper into what that expression means. Hopefully, you'll come away breathing a little bit easier, because life is stressful, however, when we let go of the control, things often fall into place... Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • The Strength of Mind in the Face of Danger: The Great Journey Podcast

    Did you know that "courage" is the base trait for all other traits? It's true! Today Sensei Callahan shares his thoughts on what this means to us and our kids. Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • TGJ Read Aloud: Chapter Two – Respect is Earned

    Listen in as we continue our read aloud of Tiger's Great Journey. We have just begun chapter two, "Respect in Earned". Let's see what's been going on with Tiger in the dojo, shall we? Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • “Disappointment Is Okay, but Discouragement Is Not”: The Great Journey Podcast

    We've all been there... Crushed by things not working out how we envisioned. While it's easy to get lost in those feelings of discouragement, there is a better way. Listen to today's Great Journey podcast as Sensei Callahan talks about learning to shift gears mentally and instead turn disappointment into opportunity. Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the Founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • “The Hard Truth We Don’t Want to Hear”: The Great Journey Podcast

    On The Great Journey Podcast, we discuss how difficult it is to talk about trials, because life is, well... really hard sometimes. But we must for the betterment of ourselves and our children. Give us a listen and we hope this is a source of encouragement during these unprecedented times. Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the Founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • “I Knew My Mom Loved Me, but I Also Knew If I Crossed the Line She Could Kill Me”: The Great Journey Podcast

    The strength of a mother and her influence on the character of her child is paramount... Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the Founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • The Cliffs of Courage: The Great Journey Podcast

    Read a long with us on The Great Journey Podcast and let's finish up chapter one, "The Cliffs of Courage". Tiger has some great fears to overcome as he traverses rocky cliffs with his best friend, Blake. Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the Founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • Strength of Mind in the Face of Danger: The Great Journey Podcast

    As we continue along in the book, "Tiger's Great Journey", we listen as Tiger strives to conquer a new challenge! Let's see what happens... Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the Founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA, in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • Happy Clogged Toilet Day to Me!: The Great Journey Podcast

    How many of us despise the dirty work of chores? How many of us love games? I, for one, am first in line for both. Today, Sensei Callahan, shares with us a story from an "eventful" weekend and how he turned the negative into a positive. Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of whom have gone on to become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.
  • TGJ Read Aloud: Introduction Part Two

    Join us as we continue on Tiger's Great Journey as he meets "Old Man" on the beach and learns about "The Book of the Empty Mind". Marty Callahan has spent his life understanding and improving the lives of students both young and old. His passion led to the founding of Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA in 1981 with a dream to awaken the extraordinary leader in his students. Having inspired, taught, coached, supported, and trained over 15,000 students in 40,000 classes in Santa Rosa, Marty has become Sonoma County's preeminent martial arts leadership instructor. His students, hundreds of who have become leaders in their chosen fields, appreciate his engaging, student centered approach to teaching and they believe you will, too.