Foundation of Martial Arts

Foundation of Martial Arts

Physical Fitness
“Exercise, an activity must make you stronger, improve your cardiovascular system, help you lose excess body fat, improve your endurance, improve your flexibility and balance, and build you up by preserving or increasing your bone density and muscle mass.
Any activity that accomplishes ALL of these objectives is exercise,” John Peterson ,Fitness Author

“Weakness is a crime; don’t be a criminal”, “Activity is the law of life. A machine made of the finest steel will rust and decay if not used, and the human body is not stronger than steel”   Bernard  Macfadden ,Fitness Guru before even Charles Atlas
Self-Control

“Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results” Brian Tracy,Business Author

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all”. George Washington ,Former President US

 

Focus

“Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.” F. Hawes,Writer
“Concentration is the secret of strength”.   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Respect

“Men are respectable only as they respect.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson American author, poet and philosopher

Confidence

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right”. Henry Ford Founder of Ford Motor Co
Courage

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”Aristotle

Giving

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  Winston Churchill

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”   Kahlil Gibran Author

Positive Outlook

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” Muhammed Ali:

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”  Rabindranath Tagore:Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature

Responsibility

The price of greatness is responsibility.”  Winston Churchill

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”   Louis Armstrong

Persistence

“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

“Continuous effort- not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential”  Winston Churchill