Dragon Art Of Defense   ~  January 23, 2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon James Fell

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Bimba' Manuel dos Reis Machado
It is better to get beat up in the roda than on the streets.
Stupid is the capoeirista who lets himself be grabbed; even more stupid is he who grabs.
Do not be afraid to get close to your opponent. The closer you are, the more you will learn.

Vicente Ferreira Pastinha
Capoeira is everything the mouth eats.
Capoeira is for men, women and children; the only ones who don't learn it are those are those who don't wish to.

Bruce Lee
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
As you think, so shall you become.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
'using no way as way, no limitation as limitation'
The “moment” has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.
Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.
Real living is living for others.
Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.
A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Boards don't hit back.
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
A self-willed man obeys a different law, the one law I, too, hold absolutely sacred — the human law in himself, his own individual will.

George Pesare
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave
In changing, we find a purpose.
If you Fear the Blade it will cut you.
THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL ARE VERY ANNOYING TO THOSE OF US THAT DO!!!!!!!

James Masayoshi Mitose
Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.

Ed Parker
He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position.
Knowledge does not grow like a tree where you dig a hole, plant your feet, cover them with dirt, and pour water on them daily. Knowledge grows with time, work, and dedicated effort. It cannot come by any other means.

William K.S. Chow
Kempo is for the street first; everything else is secondary.

Nick Cerio
To win a fight without fighting, that is the true goal of a martial artist.

Ip Man
It is difficult for a student to pick a good teacher, but it is more difficult for a teacher to pick a good student.
Regardless of who starts first; ability decides seniority in Wing Chun.

Hong Hi Choi
Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class.

Gogen Yamaguchi
Five Secrets of Japanese Goju Ryu. Move quickly. Sound, calm mind. Be light in body.Have a clever mind. Master the basics.

Morihei Ueshiba
Even though surrounded by several enemies set to attack, fight with the thought that they are but one.
The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world.
The agressor/ Before me/ Raises his sword to strike/ But by that time/ I already stand safely behind him.

Miyamoto Musashi
The sword has to be more than a simple weapon; it has to be an answer to life's questions.
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
Do nothing which is of no use.
You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.
Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.
Strategy is the craft of the warrior.

Gichin Funakoshi
The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants.
Karate is a defensive art from beginning to end.
When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die.
There is no first strike in Karate.

Masutatsu 'Mas' Oyama
1-2 out of every 100 students reach Black Belt and of those only 1 out of every 1,000 achieves his 2nd Dan.

Keinosuke Enoeda
When i was a young man, many people blocked with their face.

Fred Villari
Kempo fits itself to you, not the other way around.
A continuous development of the mind is essential to success in the martial arts.

Peter Urban
What is simulation? It is the artful-science of profiting from experience in advance. That is the purpose of kata and sparring. Practice is profiting from experience in advance.
What is the difference between a teacher and an instructor? An instructor indoctrinates. A teacher causes one to discover new knowledge on a daily basis even between lesson-sessions.

Choki Motobu
Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense.
Everything is natural, and changing.
When blocking kicks, one must block as if trying to break the opponent’s shin.

Anko Itosu
Karate begins and ends with respect.

Antonio Graceffo
Train equally the mind and body. Your body will leave you long before your mind. No matter how tough and how fit you are now, you will eventually be an injured fat guy with no brains. So, build up your brains in advance of the inevitable and horrible end.

Al Dacascos
When you watch a tree grow first there are the roots, then comes the trunk, the branches, the leaves, and finally the flowers.

Mark DiNino
The older you get, the better you were.
To know and not to do, is not to know.

Kiew Kit Wong
Many people mistakenly believe that if they clear their mind of all thoughts, they will become a moron.
There are two ways to do anything: The negative way, and the Shaolin Wahnam way.
Feel how wonderful it feels just to be alive!
After the chi flow you have had, and after every chi flow you have, your soul is slightly purer.
Depending on your perspective, the answer can be yes, no, yes and no, neither yes nor no.
Smiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile from the heart... Dont ask how, just do it.

Seiyu Oyata
Waga Jinsei Wa (我人生は) - My Life Būde Hajimarū (武で始まる) – Began with the study of Martial Arts Būde Owarū (武で終了) - Ends with the study of Martial Arts

Craig Smith
In life you can achieve more with a smile, than you can with a fist.

Jon Rister
All Fights can be avoided. Assaults happen without your permission.

Yang, Jwing-Ming
The taller the bamboo, the lower it bows.

Deena Naidu
What you generate comes around with a greater impact.

Randy Martin
Choose one, the pain of Discipline or the pain of Regret.

Donna Harris
Live without limitations, Love without conditions, Wealth is truly measured by the number of people you love rather than a number in your bank account.

Jackie Chan
Everything is kung fu.

Robert L. Dickey
any technique that is ‘workable’ — efficient and effective — is acceptable.

Desmond Diaz
“ A closed- minded fist, can never hold what is shown to open hands'

Jim Sloan
Dont say sorry for something you dont know.You werent born knowing aikido.

Craig H. Seavey
I have never taught a student that I didn’t learn something from.

Stuart Anslow
True gold does not fear the test of fire

Nicholas Torino
No man became a master before he was a student, and no student became a master before he learned the basics.
So many students want to 'know' Karate. They want to know how to punch, know how to kick, and know how to fight. It is only when they want to 'understand' Karate that they will ever truly learn it.
Karate-Do is more than punching and kicking. It is more than a loud 'Kia!' or following commands in Japanese. Karate-Do is 'DO-ing.' It's following the way. It's a state of being, a way of life. It's a path, and a privilege.

Ramiro Estalilla Jr .
In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

Daniel McCarthy
To be a great martial artist you need the 3 Ps: Power, Precision, and Presence'
Being a teach means you have to be part educator, part counselor, and part stand-up comedian

Patton
Pressure makes diamonds.

Michael Rowe
Keep it Simple and Straightforward
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed on the street!
Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Never go anywhere without a knife - Rule #9

 

Yong Chin Pak
Get you kick up or I pinch you nuts...
Best choice is none

Dengoro Kurokochi
Jujutsu is the origin of all the martial arts and mastering jujutsu will enable the martial artist to master other arts easily.

Joseph Nesta
There are many black belts but very few become masters.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning
The One who says,'It cannot be done', should not interrupt the one who is doing it.

Dr. Ron Chapél
If you don't ask the right questions, I can't give you the answers. If you don't know the right questions to ask, you won't understand the answers anyway.

Liu Xuyang
Earth is much faster than cars and planes and yet we cannot see that it moves. We are too small to see it. This is Dao.

Zenryo Shimabukuro
Normally a block without a counter is a wasted move.

Chotoku Kyan
Never brag about your Karate, there is always someone better.'

Adriano Emperado
The training does not stop until there is blood on the mat

Ted L Newton
If I show you something it becomes an exhibition and you will not learn from it, but if I share something with you, there is opportunity to learn from it.

Johnny Hunter
Peace by any means necessary.

Per D. Solhaug
We learn to fight to prevent future fights

George Brewster
If everyone were trained to defend themselves maybe some of the bullies of the world would think twice about aggression ….. And so, the training must go on

Erick Fallon
Could of - Would of- Should of,but did ya!?

Aaron Hoopes
Just three words... Remember to Breathe!

Jeffery Oliver
Grown folks succeed, fail, live, and die by their own decisions and actions; not by the decisions and actions of others.

Julian Sims
Civilize the Mind, Make Savage the Body!

Adam Noggle
There is a madness to the method.

 

The Teacher ~ Dragon James Fell
If your gift is to share your knowledge, be crystal clear and complete to reveil all thruths, for it does not matter how much you know, as long as you share it truthfully, as completely and truthfully as you know it to be.

 

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