No matter how you may excel in the art of Te,
And in your scholastic endeavors,
nothing is more important than your behavior,
and your humanity as observed in daily life.
"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and
body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of
justice." --Gichin Funakoshi - Shotokan karate
scars can hurt worse than physical scars. So the best self-defense is self-esteem". (Unknown)
"Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect" - Hart Crary 10th
Degree Master Instructor
"Humility and self-restraint is
the True Objective of Kenpo" - Ed Parker - Founder of American Kenpo Karate
"The only time we fail is when we stop trying."
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than
he who conquers a city.
Let him that would move the world, first move himself. -
I come to you
with only "KARATE" - empty hands. I have no weapons, but should I be forced to defend myself, my principles or my
honor; should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong; then here are my weapons - "KARATE" - my empty
The athlete who is building muscles
though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without
the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like
a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit.
fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful
than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes
the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can
flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot
be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps
the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better
than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale
Vision without action
is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A. Barker
Gain confidence and you banish fear.
- Size and time do not matter, your will does.
- You do not have a soul, you are the soul captive
in a body you have to feed, train, and control. The body never fails, your soul does.
-Anticipate the unexpected,
never be surprised.
Teodor L Paul