Category Archives: Quotes

Gaining wisdom

There are three methods to gaining wisdom.  The first is reflection, which is the highest.  The second is limitation, which is the easiest.  The third is experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius I am taking a break for the next … Continue reading

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An interlude

Lee: Kick me. [Student attempts kick] Lee: What was that? An Exhibition? We need emotional content. Now try again! [Student tries again] Lee: I said “emotional content.” Not anger! Now try again! [Student tries again and succeeds] Lee: That’s it! … Continue reading

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Words of advice

And now some words of advice. Learn thoroughly all these movements. Study them carefully in all their details. One can never know too much technique. And then, above all, at the dojo train hard, conscientiously, seriously and courageously. Mikonosuke Kawaishi, … Continue reading

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“That which yields. . .”

“That which yields is not always weak.” Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart.

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“The heart of a. . .”

The heart of a virtuous person has settled down and he does not rush about at things. Yamamoto Tsunetomo, in Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai Seasons Blessings to you all.  Don’t rush about, enjoy the time.  Blog posts will … Continue reading

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“Failure is the. . .”

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

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