Thread: Martial art sayings
1/06/2004 2:02pm, #21
1/06/2004 2:07pm, #22
I always liked "A belt only covers two inches of your ass and the rest you need to back up on your own." from Royce Gracie
1/06/2004 2:12pm, #23
- Join Date
- Jul 2002
- Denver, Colorado
"Strike first, stike hard, no mercy SIR!" - Kobra Kai credo
"When in doubt, choke 'em out." - "Judo" Gene Lebelle
"Do unto others before they can do unto you." - Unknown
"Do unto others...then split." - T-shirt I used to have.
"Less yakky more smakky." - Me
1/06/2004 2:32pm, #24
"Who Dares Wins""Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
1/06/2004 3:01pm, #25
"Martial Arts is like a giant well cut diamond, if you look at it from any angle, you'll find what you're looking for.""did Phrost just call me a 'bitch'?"-Omega
"The collective IQ of bullshido was reduced with the departure of Wastrel. It further dropped due to the retention of (Serious Harm)."
- The all knowing Dochter
"but like, it's possible to develop such a level of reflex that you can literally detect someones movements through sensitivity, and block without even thinking"-Apostol
That's the amazing thing about Ninjas, for sneeky cocksuckers, they are all over the place, like dog **** on your shoe.-Ronin69
1/06/2004 3:20pm, #26
" The techniques I present in this book may not be combat effective" - George Dillman from his last book. His charts are very detailed and acurate.----------------------------------------
After reading Jekyll's threads I bring back an old sig.......
Do you really train or just bore people on message boards and parties talking about it.
1/06/2004 4:03pm, #27
"When your ejaculation can pierce a paper screen, you will be considered to have good aikido"
"Not by strength, by guile"
-Special Boat Squadron
"People often ask me if judo is good for self-defence against muggers. I answer that if you live in a big city for ten years, sooner or later someone might try to mug you. They might take your money and might hurt you. If you come to judo, we will take your money every week, and hurt you every week."
1/06/2004 4:31pm, #28
This is weird, I was about to start a thread on this exact thing......, My favorite is one my sensei always says
"In this dojo, you will either SET an example, or you will BECOME an example"
1/06/2004 5:12pm, #29
- Join Date
- Sep 2003
- The Netherlands
"Why go for the K.O. when you can stab him and watch him bleed to death?" - Nagato sensei
Those who are affread of the hard facts of reality are really affread of the true life - Shicomm
1/06/2004 5:17pm, #30
- Join Date
- Dec 2003
Here are some good tai chi/Neija quotes I found:
"If you know yourself, then you know him. This time, because you follow the mind, what you desire is manifest. You are not bound by rules."
- Jiang Rong Qiao commenting on the higher levels of Xingyiquan.
'Hands Holding Taiji shakes the whole world,
a chest containing ultimate skill defeats a gathering of heros.'
'Water flows humbly to the lowest level.
Nothing is weaker than water,
Yet for overcoming what is hard and strong,
Nothing surpasses it.'
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
"The power of the eight diagram palms knows no bounds -- the palms seem to strike even before the hands move. When the hand threads upward, it's like a hundred birds paying tribute to the phoenix; when it threads forward, it's like a tiger swooping downhill. Walking round and round, he is like a stray wild goose that has drifted from the flock; but when the palms are thrust forward, they can move a mountain. Now dodging, now ducking, his body slithers in and out; using the opponent's force he delivers a counter, blow, with as little effort as pushing a boat down the stream." Dong Haichuan, Founder of Baguazhang.
"Most students don't study Xingyi boxing because it is too difficult and they are afraid of failure. Most instructors don't teach Baguazhang because it is too difficult and they are afraid of failure." Peter Ralston
One day, when a group of pupils of Master Dong asked him about Baguazhang, he replied that "Grandmaster said: 'My way uses turning palms to make the root, it uses the fist tools to make the function, study and practice. Skill is created to its utmost. You will have no enemy under heaven. By itself it is good for the body."