"The perfection of technique is a never-ending process. Fall in love with it."
— (via martialscientist)
(Source: mmaquotable.com, via chunkuoguy)
"Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20."
(Source: thedailypozitive, via a-lion-in-winter)
"The most challenging of all resistance comes from within. The similarity with all warriors is that they’re always battling demons within themselves. It’s a constant battle, a relentless one, that has to be fought non-stop; of wanting to quit, wanting to sit on the couch, wanting to hit the snooze bar. Those small battles, these little ones have to be fought over and over and over again. Once you start winning those battles and overcoming them, more often than not, you start being able to see something be forged within you. Being able to see the potential for greatness, to be epic, to be unique, to be original, and perhaps do something that’s never been done before."
— Tim Kennedy
(Source: mmaquotable.com, via anthonynoceda)
"For martial artists there is no finish line. You can always do better"
— Bruno Fernandes
(Source: mmaquotable.com, via blackbeltacademy)
fightsinlipstick said: If you could give three pieces of advice to kids starting martial arts, what would they be?
1) Nobody will ever do martial arts exactly the way you do it. Have fun with it. Learn things, enjoy yourself, and learn what you like and dislike. Express yourself.
2) Get used to working hard. Give things time. Patience is necessary. Some may get things right away. Few get it perfect immediately. For the rest of us, work work work.
3) Don’t ever believe that you are lesser because you can’t do something someone else can. You are just as much a martial artist as they are. And you can do things others cannot. We are all working to better ourselves. That’s all that matters.
4) You are going to get frustrated. You are not going to get any technique perfect on the first try, or fourth try, and your desire to improve may outpace the actual progress you make. Any progress is good progress though, and try not to get discouraged.
"The art of Kung Fu lies not in victory, not defeat, but in the building of human character…. Kung Fu is not important, but people are."
— Jimmy H. Woo
(Source: kung-fu-mom, via chunkuoguy)