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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.

(Nagamine, 1976)

"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

"Emotional 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."

Chuck Norris

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.   - Socrates

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 hands.

 Ed Parker

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.

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.

Bruce Lee

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.

Bruce Lee

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.

Bruce Lee

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spencer

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Abu Bakr

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.

Ed parker

- 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

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