"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali
"Everyone has a plan, 'til they get hit." - Joe Lewis
"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly." - Theodore Roosevelt
"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat." - Navy SEAL's
If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives." - Vince Lombardi
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius
"Don't block with your face" - Unknown
He who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
~ Ben Jonson
Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.
~ Matsu Basho
A warrior may choose pacifism; others are condemned to it.
~ Author unknown
He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position"
- Ed Parker
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - General George Washington
"We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level
of our training"
"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer."
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
All in all, martial artists are just people and some of us need to be reminded of that from time to time.
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” -George Bernard Shaw
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” —Aristotle
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.