Words of Wisdom

“There are many blackbelts, few instructors.”
– Unknown

“The belt only covers 2 inches of your butt, the rest you have to back up on your own.”
– Royce Gracie

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
– Vince Lombardi

“A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.”
– Bruce Lee

Champions are made from something.
They have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision,
They have to have last minute stamina; have to be a little bit faster,
They have to have the skill and the will.
But the will must be stronger then the skill.
– Mohammed Ali

Courage does not always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
At the end of the day saying
“I will try again tomorrow”.
– Mary Anne Radmacher

Whether you
Think you can,
Or think you can’t
You’re right.
– Henry Ford

Bullfight critics, ranked in rows,
Crowd the enormous plaza full.
But only one is there who knows,
And he’s the man that fights the bull.
– Domingo Ortega (carried around by JFK in his wallet)

“A man is not defeated when he loses, he is defeated when he quits.”
– Nixon

“If there is nothing to be happy about today, be glad that there is the potential of tomorrow.”
– Rickson Gracie

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Boxer guys are very tuff, and they play a very tuff game, but its a game, karate guys, tae kwon doe guys, kickboxers or judo guys, they are very tuff guys, and a lot of heart and a lot of training, but its very specifically as a sport, its not a fight, a fight is everything goes.”
– Rickson Gracie

“Take arrows in your forehead, but never in your back”
– Samurai Maxim

“The complete man must work, study and wrestle.”
– Aristotle

“It’s hard to beat something that never gives up”
– Unknown

“The cowards never started. And the weak died along the way.”
– Viking Saying

“Good men die, but death cannot kill their names.”
– Viking Saying

Beware your thoughts, they become your words.
Beware your words, they become your actions.
Beware your actions, they become your habits.
Beware your habits, they become your character.
Beware your character, it becomes your destiny.
– Unknown

Tomorrow’s battle is won during today’s practice.
– Samurai Maxim

“Like a Blacksmith pounding a piece of red-hot metal, hard training shapes and changes your body and mind. It is not by rubbing or patting it, but only through continous hard work that an ordinary object can become a sword.”
– Helwig

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
Author: Muhammad Ali

Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even
Author: Muhammad Ali

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.
– Joyce Oates quotes

“From nothing to everything is a long way …From everything to nothing is one stop.”
– Wladimir Klitschko