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Postby yat_chum » Mon May 01, 2006 2:31 am

Proverbs 6:6 (New International Version)

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
      consider its ways and be wise!
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Postby yat_chum » Tue May 02, 2006 1:12 am

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus (525 BC - 456 BC)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue May 02, 2006 8:00 pm

Force without wisdom falls of its own weight.
Horace
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Postby yat_chum » Thu May 04, 2006 1:17 am

Things are only impossible until they're not.
Jean-Luc Picard, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
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Postby yat_chum » Fri May 05, 2006 12:54 am

Do not think Karate training is only in the dojo.
Master Gichin Funakoshi
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Postby yat_chum » Fri May 05, 2006 8:48 pm

The Way of the warrior does not include other Ways, such as Confucianism, Buddhism, certain traditions, artistic accomplishments and dancing. But even though these are not part of the Way, if you know the Way broadly you will see it in everything. Men must polish their particular Way.
Musashi Miyamoto, A Book Of Five Rings
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Postby yat_chum » Sun May 07, 2006 2:58 am

Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. Chuang-tzu
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Postby yat_chum » Mon May 08, 2006 1:37 am

Fa chuk dui sao chi (Explore changes by sticking with a partner)

Lik chui jee gok chuen (Strength is aware, it follows and changes with feeling)

Lien juk bat ting lao (Continue without stopping or staying)

Dui gang yiu jong tao (Use a mirror and dummy in this pursuit)



Yiu jee (important ideas) from GM Yuen Kay-San
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Postby yat_chum » Tue May 09, 2006 1:52 am

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727)
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Postby yat_chum » Tue May 09, 2006 7:03 pm

"A true martial artist is one who's smile will warm the hearts of little children, and who's anger will make tigers cower in fear."
Master Azato (one of the karate teachers of Gichin Funakoshi - founder of Shotokan karate)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed May 10, 2006 7:38 pm

A little nod is enough for the wise man; an bottom needs a fist.
Moroccan Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Fri May 12, 2006 1:40 am

If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.
the Dhammapada
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Postby yat_chum » Fri May 12, 2006 9:06 pm

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Albert Einstein
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Postby yat_chum » Sat May 13, 2006 7:39 pm

He who angers you conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny
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Postby yat_chum » Sun May 14, 2006 7:03 pm

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Okakura Kakuzo
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Postby yat_chum » Mon May 15, 2006 7:48 pm

"The stillness in stillness is not the true stillness; only when there is stillness in motion does the universal rhythm manifest."
- Old Taoist Text
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Postby yat_chum » Wed May 17, 2006 9:54 am

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed May 17, 2006 7:51 pm

To try to be better is to be better.
Charlotte Cushman, quoted in O Magazine, December 2003
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Postby yat_chum » Thu May 18, 2006 6:37 pm

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Arthur Ashe
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