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Quotes from Class

"“never interrupt your enemy while he is in the middle of making a mistake” said to me by my sifu about the attacker using two hands to grab you. "
Sifu Bob Melander (Submitted by Sandy Farnsworth)

""don't fear the belt, fear the one who earned it!""
on our karate shirts (Submitted by Katie Rischar)

""are you alright?" "{gasp} yes sensei, {gasp} i don't need to breathe.""
Sensei & deshi at a 2006 clinic following a rather hard strike to the diaphram (Submitted by SpiritWolf)

""come at me slowly so i don't accidently kill you." "
William Stockey Hanshi at a 2006 clinic (Submitted by SpiritWolf)

"the fastest draw is when the sword never leaves the scabbard, the strongest way to block, is never to provoke a blow, and the cleanest cut is the one withheld "
dno (Submitted by andy)

"the true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good "
me!!! (Submitted by andy)

"ice of three feet thick is not formed in a single day"
Chinese proverb (Submitted by megan)

""throw ya punches in bunches and keep ya f**kin dukes up! damn!""
my girl Katie (Submitted by Melanie)

"if you can't find something to live for, you best find something to die for."
Tupac Amaru Shakur (Submitted by Rose)

"i am the weapon. everything else is accessories."
Rhino6170 (Submitted by Rhino6170)

"your beautiful!"
master pu, mauy thai whenever you demostrate a technique with perfect form (Submitted by joseluis)

"im not scared of you punching me!,come try and punch me, i give you one knee and your dead!"
master pu when teaching new kids how to knee (Submitted by joseluis)

"no matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more."
Kenshiro Abbe Sensie (Submitted by Henry Ellis)

"a true martial artist endlessly searches for the truth, with honesty and courage, throuhgout their whole life, which makes us very popular with the pure, but a little unpopular with the majority of other humans."
Only little me..! mitchand charlie@yahoo.co.uk (Submitted by Michelle - Kung Fu Sister)

"a belt will only cover two inches of your butt, so you had better have the skills necessary to cover the rest of it!"
M. Richer - amazing instructor (Submitted by Tara)

"she's a mother, but not your mother - so hit her! (said to a young male student about me during a sparring match)."
Sensei Smith (Submitted by SAS)

"early to bed..early to rise..hit them first-then get the prize!"
Shihan Roger Jarrett, 8 Dan taekwondo/karate (Submitted by Kayla)

""the predator can only use cowardly violence, which has to hide in shadows. we use a brave, honorable, and "never quit" violence against them which 99% of the time wins!....remember ladies it doesn't matter how bad it may seem you never quit...""
Stephen Spivey, amazing instructor - maxdefense.net (Submitted by Cindy)

"life's too short to live as a spectator. get up, and get in the game."
Heard it somewhere else (Submitted by BlueHeatwave@hotmail.co.uk)

"only fight fire with fire when you are out of water."
Heard it somewhere (Submitted by (BlueHeatwave@hotmail.co.uk))

"natural movements and natural stances are your combat "

""the successful warrior is the average man, with laser like force.""
Bruce Lee (Submitted by annonymous)

"train hard, fight easy. train easy, fight hard"
-- (Submitted by Jon Gerty)

"slog like dogs for these 10yrs u'll live like lords for the rest of ur yrs"
Amit Samuel (Submitted by Amit Samuel)

"never be a victim."
R. (Submitted by Athena)

" if it is good spread it as it will do good"
swami vivekananda (Submitted by shivalal yadav)

"the thug on the street only understands violence. so you must prepare and commit yourself to that mindset, violence understands violence. that is the 1st rule in self protection...."
Stephen Spivey, self defense seminar, 2001 (Submitted by Regina)

"the road to sucess is always under construction."
Me (Submitted by Mike)

"your treating her like a girl! i know girls that will kill you and i have trained two of them!"
sifu Young (Submitted by Karen)

"thank you sir! may i have another?"
My best friend PJ after his black belt test (Submitted by Kimberly)

"when you think you've trained hard enough...train harder!"
Kimberly (Submitted by Kimberly)

"the bigger the base the taller the mountain"
sensei brian morrow (Submitted by jessie)

"martial arts begins it never ends unless you chose to let go. it will always be with you even when your not with it."
Bradley Setter (Submitted by Brad S.)

"who wants to die without any scars? not me! who wants to lose...nobody, but the thought of failing at trying will stay in your mind longer than a loss, you can come back from a loss! its not a battle of the body but an inner battle of the mind that you gotta win first! then hit'em tell their face feels soft!"
ME (Submitted by THE MIDWEST KID)

""how much can you know about yourself if youve never been in a fight""
Tyler...in the movie "Fight Club" (Submitted by THE MIDWEST KID)

"do not hit at all if honorably possible. but never hit soft"
theodore roosevelt (Submitted by Amanda)

""a black belt with out wind, is a black belt on pause........ you might as well hang your black belt on the back of the door."
Master Stephen Spivey (Submitted by Kristen)

""this is my low tech solution to a high tech problem: "fight harder, win easier" ""
Sensei Greg 'Ed' Bavelock - kimekai karate (Submitted by Tori)

"show me new mistakes... not the same old ones!!!"
Dhawan Sensei of the JKA NOIDA (Submitted by Sunil Kalra)

"when you're not training somebody else is training to kick your ass."
Quote from Girldfight (2000) (Submitted by Denisse)

"fear is the abscence of courage, without courage fear is always there."
Mario Lopez (Submitted by Mario Lopez)

"i do not fear the man who has practiced 10,000 once, i fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times."
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Mario Lopez)

"you must learn to fight your own battles before you can start fighting others"
Sensi Jerimie(1st degree blackbelt, shaolin kempo karate) (Submitted by Sensi Jerimie)

"if you think you can, you can , if you think you cant, think again "
Jerimie (Submitted by 1st Degree blackblet Jerimie)

""don't wish it was easier, wish you were better.""
My sensei (Submitted by RaV3n)

"love and the whole world is within you and there's no death."
A Fighter (Submitted by hooznext)

""no excuses.""
Master K. Tang Soo Do Karate Instructor (Submitted by mrsfuzzy)

"when my opponent expands i contract... when he contracts i expand ... when the time comes i do not attack, it attacks all by itself."
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Mario Lopez)

"a warriors path is not seen until the warrior is."
Mario Lopez (Submitted by Mario Lopez)

"she's venus and serena! (describing one of our very focused and capable 8 year old female muay thai students)"
Tony Mosley (owner/instructor - Ohio Muay Thai Academy) (Submitted by Jane)

"be smarter, kick harder"
myself (Submitted by shellie)

"the start of, or the finish to, is not important, only the event, without which the beginning is as meaningless as the end."
Master Patrick Corcoran (Submitted by Amie)

"you have to know your a,b,c's to spell smash!"
Kru Jeff Burger in Level 1 - beginner class (Submitted by sioux)

""even the monkey falls from the tree sometimes.""
Joel Merriam, Shaolin Kempo Instructor (2nd degree black belt) (Submitted by Allison Bankston)

"winnerr always takes the blame, looser likes to pass the buck"
anon (Submitted by Ricardo)

"there are two types of people in the world , 1. who do the work 2. who takes credit of that work. you always go through the 1st one because there is less competation."
S.J.T (Submitted by Anil Tiwari)

""winners don't do different things, they do things differently""
Shiv Khera (Submitted by Unni krishnan)

"friendship is not a big fire that burns out in a day, but a little lamp that burn till life's last day."
Anonymous (Submitted by Unni krishnan)

"good enough is not good enough!"
Anonymous (Submitted by bobby)

"a journey begins with one step but don't forget it ends with just one step too"
me (Submitted by Grace)

"do not run away; let go. do not seek, for it will come when least expected "
bruce lee (Submitted by aznthug)

"give up thinking as though not giving it up. observe techniques as though not observing "
bruce lee (Submitted by aznthug)

"de-fang the snake. your attacker can't hit you with a stick if he can't hold it."
Jeff Wroten (Submitted by P. Horn)

"make a mind of doing do it seriously"
anirudh (Submitted by anirudh)

"when training you most think that the other is faster/stronger and so you must train all the harder. 1 shot, 1 kill."
MooDukKwan Master & Linquist; Wm.J.Laird (Submitted by SamDan RE.Shannon)

"perfection comes when excellence of the mind is matched by excellence of the body."
I did (Submitted by Ron Pierre)

"i thought my enemy was practicing and so did i, 5 mins more came in my mind when he was in shower."
A fighter (Submitted by Hooznext)

"what's the difference winners and loosers? loosers do not want to work hard and neither the winners, but they do."
A Fighter (Submitted by Hooznext)

"an eye for an eye can make the whole world blind."
A fighter (Submitted by Hooznext)

"a journey starts with a single step, a successful journey starts with a single step in the right direction"
Me, to my students (Submitted by Gaza)

"i kick, therefore i am!"
sensei mel (Submitted by me)

"karate is like christmas. it is better to give pain than to recieve it."
Sensei Mac McLean (Submitted by sensei mel)

"stars are not born, stars are made"
nobody. its from the movie Girlfight (Submitted by Betty)

"train hard in the gym, have fun in the ring"
Tom LaRoche (Submitted by Tasha Baziuk)

""in mixed martial arts you don't get what you deserve you get what you train""
Cesar Mayorga (Submitted by Cesar Mayorga)

"be a lover and a fighter"
Mr. Vianni (Submitted by Elvira)

""if you walk like a victim... you'll surely get picked on!""
Sensei Neeraj Dhawan, Karate Instructor with the JKA, www.neerajdhawan.com (Submitted by Ashok Khurana)

""if you walk like a victim... you'll surely get picked on!""
Sensei Neeraj Dhawan, Karate Instructor with the JKA, www.neerajdhawan.com (Submitted by Ashok Khurana)

""the journey is more important than the destination.""
Sensei Neeraj Dhawan, JKA, www.neerajdhawan.com (Submitted by Rahul Khanna)

"how do you feel? strong!!!!!!!!!"
Instuctor, SIFU, Tom LaRoche (Submitted by Tasha Baziuk)

"speed gives you power"
Instuctor, SIFU, Tom LaRoche (Submitted by Tasha Baziuk)

"pain creates a distraction and a distraction creates an oppurtunity"
Instuctor, SIFU, Tom LaRoche (Submitted by Tasha Baziuk)

"kick her so hard that not only does she die, she goes to heaven on crutches""
Master Ramy Latchinian - during my 2nd fight at 2003 Senior Nationals (Submitted by HeHe)

""dont quit b/c its hard and if u do quite your no better den anyone else out their""
my sensi say (Submitted by tierney )

"sit tall as a mountain, move like water, respond as quick and clean as an echo."
Sifu Tori Griggs, my head instructor (Submitted by Rebecca)

"This is a karate dojo, not a knitting class"
Sensei Kreese, 'The Karate Kid' (Submitted by Vicki)

"There is only one thing standing in the way of you breaking that board. you have to be smarter than the board."
Mr. Kersse, instructor (Submitted by Monica)

"yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, thats why we call it the present"
my mother (Submitted by Ricky ( from India))

"in fighting size matters and not matters, size does not matter, what only matters is the size of the game in the fighter "
Louis Smith (Submitted by Louis Smith)

"Be relaxed and you shall move like the wind."
Calvin (Submitted by CK)

"The only person standing in my way is me, and I think I can beat her!"
Unknown (Submitted by Anna Johansson)

"A quitter never wins and a winner never quits"
Unknown (Submitted by Jos D' Almeida)

"When you look into the eye's of a stranger.You see nothing,But when you look into the eye's of a friend you see everything"
Ali Aftab (Submitted by Batman)

"When two opponents of equal strength and technique fight it off, it is what is in their heart, and how they use their mind that will decide who will win."
Bruce Hyland - National Aust. Karate Fed. Coach (Submitted by Leon)

"Be sure to tell them that it was a GIRL who beat you"
Unknown (Submitted by Christen)

"One mind, any weapon"
USMC martial arts instructor (Submitted by Vanessa)

"Guts, ambition and nerves of steel. That's what little girls are made of."
Unknown (Submitted by Mika)

"Success is the journey, not the destination"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Gena)

"To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to understand all things"
A great Zen master (Submitted by Nichole)

"WINNERS are made when nobody is watching!"
Unknown (Submitted by Christen)

"To generate great power, you must first totally relax and gather your strength, and then concentrate your mind and all your strength on hitting your target"
Joe Hyams (Submitted by Ryan)

"Think of the frog with its legs hanging out of the stork's mouth and with its hand around the stork's throat. NEVER GIVE UP!"
Poster (Submitted by Kyle)

"You'll know you're really good when you don't have to show it!"
Unknown (Submitted by Lebawoth)

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle"
U.S. Navy Seals

"They say you only live once, if you live like me, once is plenty"
Mark Moreale

"Let your opponent graze your skin as you smash into his flesh. Let him smash into your flesh while you break his bones. Let him break your bones as you take his life."
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Ryan)

"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards."
General Creighton W. Abrams (Submitted by Naimusha)

"Do not fear pain, for as long as you feel it you know u are still alive"

"Ki, is the spiritual energy, it can be used at a humans own will. And if used it can greatly help in thought, deed and battle"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Kaijin)

"Water is the softess of all eliments, yet it can pears the strongest of rock"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Kaijin)

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Kaijin)

"Don't think, feel. Its like a finger pointing away at the moon. Don't concentrate on the figure, Or you'll miss the heavenly glow"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Kaijin)

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my cheif duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
Hellen Keller (Submitted by Matt Seago, Shodan)

"It's all or nothing there is no in between!"
Gohan (Submitted by Kimmicko)

"If you dont attack then you have no chance of winning"
Sophia's dad (and instructor)

"Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog!"
Unknown (said by the Mesilla Valley Judo Club of New Mexico State University)

"Prove yourself, take your chances win or loser."
Jon Anderson, lead singer of Yes

"Training deals not with an object, but with the human spirit and human emotions."Liberating truth is a reality only in so far as it is experienced and lived by the individual himself; it is a truth that transcends styles or disciplines"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Shilpa)

"It doesn't matter what you are, who you are, how you are built, how you are structured, how you are made. You just go in there and be that product. And that, to me, is not right"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Shilpa)

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Shilpa)

"Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come."
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Shilpa)

"Karate is about discipline and the first discipline is showing up for class."
NAPMA (Submitted by Wayne)

"Harder faster quicker move mount guard throw lock choke punch kick"
Ben Wallace

"The more relaxed you are the faster you will be"
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Ben)

"Talent knows what to do, tact knows what and how to do it!"
Anonymous (Submitted by Shilpa)

"Think of Karate as you would art. Anyone can trace a picture, but it is when you can create your own that you become an artist."
Shuri-te Instructor (Submitted by Shali)

"Pain is weakness leaving your body."
Enson Inoue (Submitted by Phil)

"Boards don't hit back."
Bruce Lee (Submitted by Caity)

"Thank you, ma'am."
Elm, my sensei, in his best Mickey Mouse voice after our sparring match. (Submitted by Jenni)

"No, try not. Do, or do not. There is no try."
Yoda, Jedi Master (Submitted by George)

"The only reason you should miss class is if your going to a funeral, and it's your own."
Christine's Instructor (Submitted by Christine)

"True winners do not do different things, they do things differently!"
Shiv Khera (Submitted by Shilpa)

"Bring it on!(Said while in an instructors head lock)"
Tara M. (Submitted by Sandy)

"Concentrate on the moment. Feel don't think."
Qui-Gon Jinn, Jedi Master

"The more you sweat in class the less you bleed in combat."
Tim Henry 6th dan Ju jitsu

"Pain,i don't know the meaning of the word press ups are your friend"
Tasha's Tang Soo Do Instructor (Submitted by Tasha)

"Pain is your friend. It tells you you're losing so fight harder"
Some movie (Submitted by Erin)

"Nobody's Quitting! You can rest when you get home! "Full Speed and Power!""
The webmistress' Kenpo instructor (Submitted by webmistress)

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