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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by kata guruma, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Toujourpret Black Belt

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    I believe it was Mark Twain

    Speaking of Mark Twain for all of those people that ask if X is too old to start Y

    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
     
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  2. esila Green Belt

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    :redface: I am ashamed. I rightfully give up my secret techniques to the crane kick, drum punch, comeback kata, and that praying kick Hillary Swank used.
     
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  3. Slamnbam88 White Belt

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    "It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop." - confucius




    -Now this is the Law of the jungle as old and as true as the sky; and the Wolf that keeps it may prosper, but the Wolf that breaks it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back... For the Strength of the Pack is the Wolf and the Strength of the Wolf is the pack" -kipling
     
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  4. Hillary Brown Belt

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    I <3 Paulo Coelho.

    But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.

    Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

    You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

    Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart saying, 'What have you done with the miracles that G-d planted in your days? What have you done with the talents G-d bestowed on you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage: the certainty that you have wasted your life.
     
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  5. johnmunley White Belt

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    my trainer has a copy of this framed in the gym, its a great quote
     
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  6. Endeavor White Belt

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    "Make your worst day your best day and never give up." - Vitor Belfort
     
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  7. Armadilha Guest

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    I know you are but what am I
     
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  8. Calebz Orange Belt

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    "Whether you think you are going to win or lose, you are right."
     
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  9. witchbrow Brown Belt

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    I approve of this thread.
     
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  10. King Creatine Purple Belt

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    A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
     
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  11. sgtlunajuice Green Belt

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    you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

    hard without soft wastes energy. soft without hard can never strike.

    mercy is for the weak. we do not train to be merciful here. here, in the street, in compettion; if a man confronts you he is the ENEMY. an enemy deserves no mercy.
     
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  12. BSFT Brown Belt

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    I have a running list that I copy and paste to when ever I find lines that I like, alot of them I got from these forums from similar threads and people's sigs, i'm collecting them because i plan on when i open my gym i want to have "moto-quotes" stenciled on the walls. here are a few of my favorites:

    Don&#8217;t go into the woods if you are afraid of the wolves. &#8211; Russian proverb

    Competition is just an education exchange. Either you are giving a lesson or you are getting one. If you see it that way, win or lose it is a win-win endeavor.

    "Engage in combat fully determined to die and you will be alive; wish to survive in the battle and you will surely meet death." -Uesugi Kenshin, Samurai warlord, 1530-1578

    &#8220;Sportsmanship is not just about being nice. It is much more important than that. It's about realizing that you could not compete without an opponent and that she has the same goals as you." ---Stephanie Deibler

    "Anyone has a chance to beat me, it was yesterday. Every day I get better." - Kimbo Slice

    A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

    When your throat is grabbed no one is brave. Everyone sleeps very fast &#8211; Helio Gracie

    Now I lay you down to sleep, because my choke is sunk so deep. Feel the rush, your world goes black, all because you gave your back.

    "You're beating them mentally, you're beating them
    physically, beating physiologically because you rest and eat right, and
    spiritually because you pray to the lord Jesus Christ. You got five, or
    six, or seven dimensions in that. You put it on a level that your
    opponent cannot understand. He quits, not because he wants to, but
    because he has to. He has no choice." &#8211; Tom Brands Hawkeyes Head Wrestling Coach

    Get a strong fighter tired, and he's not as strong. Get a fast fighter tired, and he's not as fast. It's those who learn to function when they're tired who will achieve great things.

    "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, Those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid, Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win." - unknown

    If violence wasn't your last resort you probably didn't resort to enough of it.

    I wasn't put on this earth to be a pussy.-Jim Wendler

    It's not about how good you are, it's how bad you want it.

    "Fighting is actually the best thing a man can have in his soul." - Renzo Gracie
     
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  13. BSFT Brown Belt

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    strikefirststrikehardnomercysir!!!
     
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  14. pinned31 Orange Belt

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    "If you knew you had to fight for your life tomorrow, would you change your training today? ...

    I ask myself this sometimes and it works
     
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  15. sanchezero Green Belt

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    "I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occassions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot . . . and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why . . . I succeed."
    -Michael Jordan

    "When you are the anvil, be patient. When you are the hammer, strike."
    -Arabian Proverb
     
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  16. xMTDx Welko Academy - RFT Team Aus

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    Find something beyond winning or losing to fight for and you will learn to move beyond fear - Me
     
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  17. fiftysvn Purple Belt

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    Wow some really good stuff here.
     
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  18. UFCUCF Blue Belt

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    Wait, I think it works if you already start in the "down" position. Then you have to get up once just to get knocked down the first time. Woa, that's not very inspirational.
     
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  19. KingOzymandias White Belt

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    George Bernard Shaw... Love it.

    But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
    --Vince Lombardi

    A minute's success pays for the failure of years. - Robert Browning

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

    Victory belongs to the most perservering. - Napoleon

    Only the mediocre are always at their best. - Jean Giradoux

    Be not afraid of moving slowly; be only afraid of standing still.

    Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price. - Sun Tzu

    Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. -Tim Duncan

    It is possible to fail in many ways... while to succeed is possible in only one way. - Aristotle

    Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure. - Knute Rockne

    You can motivate by fear and you can motivate by rewad. But those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation. - Homer Rice



    Sorry for the long post, but I'm kind of a quote freak. I always keep a running list typed on my iPhone so I can read it whenever. Oh, and the idea to have quotes all over the walls of your gym (I'm imagining this like a wallpaper of just quotes at different angles and collaged together) is a greta one. +1 to you sir.
     
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  20. GSparky Green Belt

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    "Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

    I also just heard this song today & thought it was pretty good for motivation.

     
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