Walk a single path, becoming neither cocky with victory nor broken with defeat, without forgetting caution when all is quiet or becoming frightened when danger threatens. — O’Sensei Jigaro Kano
Internally develop the Qi (life energy); externally train the tendons, bones and muscles. — Training maxim from the Siu Lim Tao (“Little Idea”) form of Wing Chun Kung Fu
Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength. — Frances de Sales
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams
It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting. — Carlos Castaneda
Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness.
There may be a day when I can no longer do this. That day is not today.
Hold a true friend with both hands. (Martial Arts version)
The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. — Morihei Ueshiba
Given enough time, any man may master the physical. With enough knowledge, any man may become wise. It is the true warrior who can master both….and surpass the result.
— Tien T’ai
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. — Fred Devito
Maybe it’s my fault that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength; that my pain gave me motivation. — Michael Jordan
The first and most important step in accomplishing anything is “show up.”
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.