|Proverbs mostly taken from www.choyleefut.us website (many authors); credit for YME (photos, World Press Photo 2003, Shaolin Exhibition in Szczecin)|
Strive not for victory, but for the end of fight.
1000-mile journey starts with just one step.
Only fight with yourself leads to perfect victory.
Controling oneself needs huge power.
The water may flow slowly or strike violently.
Who beats others is only strong.
You can only if you think you can!
It's better to fight than to run away and die tired.
To know oneself means to be enlightened.
Do not believe in anything unless it's consistent with your common sense.
Teachers open the doors but you have to get through them by yourself.
Above all else, you must find your own way.
If one does not begin with a right attitude, there is little hope for a right ending.
Truth and Peace are to be found within oneself, and not gained from another.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
The wise man seeks everything in himself;
The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose.
Remembering is for those who have forgotten.
If happiness is in your destiny, you need not be in a hurry.
To overcome pride, be humble.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
He who thinks, but does not learn...is lost.
The truth in combat is different for each individual in his style.
If you think you're the best, your growth will be mediocre,
The three stages of learning:
When an archer is shooting for nothing...he has all his skill. If he
shoots for a brass buckle...he is already nervous. If he shoots for a
prize of gold...he goes blind, or sees two targets - he is out of his
Shall I teach you what knowledge is?
Ten thousand rivers flow into the sea;
Learning coordination is a matter of training the nervous system,
The outstanding characteristic of the expert athlete is his ease of movement,
Before I studied the art,
Those who know Honor,
Pride leads only to shame,
It is better to be humble and be with those who suffer,
As water reflects your face,
Mistakes are the mother of learning.
Never take words too literally; they are but shadows of the truth. They transmit only a dim idea of the true meaning behind them.
Skill is best acquired by learning accuracy and precision first,
The mastery of proper fundamentals and their progressive application,
One trains neither for self or others - in true training,