Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring. So I go back to just being me

  • In the Dojang, failure is a method by which I learn.
  • Failure is the first step to success.
  • It is not about winning or losing, success or failure, it is about how you undertook the journey.
  • Martial Arts without courtesy is just violence.
  • You already know the right thing to do!
  • Critical thinkers are seldom fooled and fools are seldom critical.
  • Those who can—do, those who cannot—watch and criticize.
  • It is not how much money you make—it is how you spend it.
  • Do all you can, be the best you can, for as long as you can- it’s called reaching your potential.
  • At some point, you will reach the point, when you find out — there is no point. You are your best and worst critic.
  • Be careful of an open-mind, it lets the contents leak.
  • Only a warrior may choose to be passive, others have no choice but to be passive.
  • Your black belt means nothing to a bad guy—bad guys only respect dominance.
  • Do not think that because you may score on a person while sparring that you could prevail in a fight with the same person.
  • Do not confuse receiving an accidental hit during sparring as being the equivalent of receiving an intentional hit during a fight.
  • You will react equal to the effort you put into your training.
  • You are born, life is a series of choices, and then you die.
  • Good people can do bad things; bad people can do good things;—learn to differentiate the two.
  • Only friends may stab you in the back, your never allow your enemies your back – face up.
  • Just because you can do it, doesn’t mean you should do it- life is a series of choices.
  • An Intimidation is worse than An Action. When the action is completed, it’s over; whereas, the intimidation can go on forever.
  • When someone makes a threat toward you, you must call them out on the threat and get it over with; otherwise, you will live under the cloud of the threat everyday.
  • I once made a mistake when thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.
  • Your instructor may make a mistake, but they are never wrong – correct them after class not during it
  • If there is something you can do about it, then do it; otherwise—shut up.
  • If it sounds too good to be true—it is!
  • The easy way never made a person wise, healthy or happy. Work for it.
  • Anyone may take credit for anything. For example, while you were reading this, using my mystical powers, I insured that no meteors fell on your head.
  • Never buy anything or sign anything unless you originally had the intention of doing so, and you took the initial action to do so. For example, do not take immediate action on an online purchase.
  • You can never beat a person at their own game, so don’t try.