Tom Callos
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  • Hilo, HI
  • United States
  • Martial arts education
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am the team coach for and I am also the Exec. Director of The BJ Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
I am a 40 year veteran of the martial arts, running master teacher training programs, on the internet, with clients in most English speaking countries.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Martial arts education
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Business, Information and Communication Technology, Media, Natural Resources, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
I am executing numerous programs in the martial arts community, including anger management teacher training courses, diabetes education, environmental self-defense, and project-based leadership training (community activism).

Tom Callos's Blog

Martial Arts Teachers, Working in Rural Alabama, on Behalf of Peace and Education

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments


I read a lot of posts from this site (thank you), however I rarely write any myself ---but, in that I'm about to travel to Greensboro, Alabama for the 7th year, to build another house for someone in need (Ms. Georgia) ---and the…


Martial Arts and...Well, Peace Education

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 2:49am 0 Comments

In the martial arts community we talk a good game about peace, non-violence, and peace education (that is, some of us do), but on a scale from, oh say, 1 to 10, with "10" being our best, I'd say most of us operate at around 1 1/2 or 2.

There are, of course, some exceptions to that, but overall, we're not doing much, talking peace and non-violence very much, and few martial artists are activists for peace. So it's all the better that I… Continue

Very Glad to Be Here, To See So Many Interested People, and To Further My Own Education

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 10:22pm 0 Comments

I am Tom Callos, a "martial arts activist." I'm the designer and team coach of a program for martial arts teachers called The Ultimate Black Belt Test.

I'm also the teacher that introduced BJ Penn to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu --and an interesting side note to that is that BJ's Ning site (www.BJPENN.COM) was recently rated as one of Ning's top 10 sites… Continue

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At 9:22am on March 2, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…
At 3:31pm on March 1, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…


its good picture in your profile.


At 12:31am on February 28, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…
Thanks for your feedback. If you want to explore writing a guide on martial arts and cr let us know.
At 2:16pm on November 4, 2010, Craig Zelizer said…
Thanks for your comments. Maybe you can also start some more discussions on the network about martial arts and conflict resolution

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