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Old 07-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Quotes that inform your training...

I'll go first?

"When the mind gives up, the body stands up. When the body gives up, the body falls down." - unknown source
This one, I need to reintegrate in my training, I've become a wuss.

"Aikido works, your aikido doesn't work" - Hiroshi Ikeda
My aikido is starting to almost begin to maybe start to work soon, and that shit is fun.

And my favorite bit of pure wisdom...
"Practice is like farting—only you can do it yourself; no one else can do it for you." -Sawaki Koudou
And, really, let's be honest. Why would I want to give anyone else the profound pleasure?
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"Force seeks force blindly."
Ken MacBeth, Sensei

Michael
"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #3
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"Our quality of life is directly related to the number and kinds of teachers we are willing to have."
Dan Boroto PhD Florida State University Small group seminars
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:34 AM   #4
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

I like that one, but I have to admit I have always admired the sentiment behind your signature quote. Is there a story behind that? Cannoli is good.

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Ken MacBeth, Sensei
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:19 AM   #5
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

the O'Sensei quote of something to the effect that (paraphrasing) "10% of what you learn comes from your sensei, the other 90% is what you figure out yourself"
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

The line is taken from "The Godfather". A target for murder is driving his killers and they stop for cannoli. After one kills him, the other utters that line. A very matter-of-fact take care of business mindset. Absent a brutal murder, that focus would prove valuable in most endeavors. And yes, a good cannoli is a thing of joy!

Michael
"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #7
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"The aftermath of slaughter is a perfect time for reflection."
I believe Mike Resnick said this......??
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:40 PM   #8
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

Gravity always wins. Don't fight it, you will lose. Sensei Harry Wright

I find it interesting that the kanji character for kuzushi illustrates a mountain falling on a house.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"Gravity always wins......" Man, ain't that the truth!

Michael
"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:29 AM   #10
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"NO, again!!!"

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:46 AM   #11
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"You know more than you think you do."
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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"Do it 1000 more times."
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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"You know more than you think you do."
Always one of my favorites.

"Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast."
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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"We seek for strength in what weakens us." - Pema Chodron
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:43 PM   #15
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Neatness counts.

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:15 AM   #16
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"Don't be afraid of what you don't know"
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"You COULD do it that way ... orrr, you could do it this way."

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #18
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"Your other left foot."

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #19
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" No matter your pretence - you are what you are, nothing more. "
Kenshiro Abbe Sensei

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:55 PM   #20
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

"This is gonna last a long time, you won't like it, and it's gonna hurt"
From the movie 300
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #21
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Techniques are what you fall back on when your aikido isn't working
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:34 PM   #22
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"It works every time. Maybe you should do it every time."

Evolution doesn't prove God doesn't exist, any more than hammers prove carpenters don't exist.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:24 PM   #23
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

That is a favorite for me. Very true, in all my endeavors.

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Always one of my favorites.

"Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast."
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:43 PM   #24
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Haven't you changed yet?????????
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #25
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Re: Quotes that inform your training...

the journey of a thousand miles begins with coffee and donuts.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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