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sensei8
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Maxims Of Special Significance Reply with quote

Maxims are not just rules, but they also can motivate. Here, I've listed maxims that I've been raised on my entire MA life. Either directly or indirectly; however, there still etched into my heart, mind, and soul.

Maxims remind us of the core principles governing our training, and how we live our lives. I welcome your comments, as well as I welcome you to share some of your dearest maxims.

Enjoy...

1} Hyaku Ren Jitoku...Practice Makes Perfect
2} Onko Chishin...Study the old to understand the new
3} Ken Zen Ich'i Nyo...The Fist and Zen are One
4} Ko Un Ryu Sui...Work in Harmony with the Power of Nature
5} Chototsu Moshin...Grasp opportunity fiercely
6} Nana Korobi, Ya Oki...Seven times down, eight times up
7} Kenin Fubatsu...Strong, Patient, Immovable
8} Shin Gi Tai...Unite your mind, body, and technique
9} Ichi I Senshin...Focus Everything on a Single Goal
10} Hatsuun Jindo...Parting the Clouds, Seeking the Way
11} Karate Ni Sente Nashi...There is no first attack in karate
12} Iki Sho Ten...Will and Energy will lift you up
13} Seiryoku Zenyo...Maximum effect for minimum effort

Here's a maxim I penned...The Proof Is On The Floor, one day I might have this translated into Japanese.

Not all of these maxims are believed in, which is fine because we're different individuals with different ideas and the like. Still, I present these to you to enjoy, but not to criticize about that which has been past down to the generations of MA; to appreciate them, and to thank the authors of said maxim.


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bushido_man96
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Success is where preparation meets opportunity."

"Battle does not favor the righteous or the just. It favors the prepared."
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Joined: 31 Aug 2006
Posts: 422
Location: Tulsa, OK
Styles: Judo, HEMA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Think first, act second, and stop getting the two confused."
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JusticeZero
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Joined: 02 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever the other guy has all the cards - 52 pickup.
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Styles: Taekwondo

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"When the World is at Peace, a gentleman keeps his Sword by his side."
- Sun Tsu,
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Tzu-Logic
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Joined: 13 May 2010
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Location: The Woods
Styles: Inayan Eskrima and Shaolin Kempo

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"It is not in the knowing of the art, but in the doing of the art that truly makes one a warrior." -I'm not sure who said it, but we say it at the end of every class.

"There is only one rule... Survive!!" I said this one day in class and it caught on with a lot of the other students. They still say it lol.

" Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immoveable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation." -LAO-TZU

And my signature has two quote that are very near and dear to my heart.

Good thread idea
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Lupin1
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Joined: 15 Dec 2009
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Styles: Isshinryu

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Adapt and overcome" is my absolute favorite. Life is messy. Plans don't work. Don't dwell on it or whine about it-- change course and keep plowing forward.
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Tzu-Logic
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lupin1 wrote:
"Adapt and overcome" is my absolute favorite. Life is messy. Plans don't work. Don't dwell on it or whine about it-- change course and keep plowing forward.


Indeed. I fully agree with this.
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bushido_man96
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Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tzu-Logic wrote:
Lupin1 wrote:
"Adapt and overcome" is my absolute favorite. Life is messy. Plans don't work. Don't dwell on it or whine about it-- change course and keep plowing forward.


Indeed. I fully agree with this.


Akin to, "Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth." I think Mike Tyson said something along those lines.
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