Tuesday, 30 December 2014

All quotes from "This months quote" from 2014

The title is slightly misleading since I have included from I started with "This months quote" in November 2013.

From December 2014 I started sharing the quotes in a slightly new way, embedding it inside  a
picture instead of just using plain text. How do you like this new format?

I write about so many different things on this blog, and while all are closely related to my studdies of Taekwondo I have greatly enjoyed this series (quote of the month) as it has been so fun to find these quotes all over the internet, my own books, discussion forums, study group, email exchanges and so many more places.

I decided early on after a few "Quote posts" that republishing them together in one post at the end of the year would make a great "last post" of 2014. Read through them and gain from them what you can. Thank you for reading this blog:-) Happy New Year:-)

November 2013:
 "Knowing is not enough
you must apply.
Willing is not enough
you must do." 
 -Bruce Lee 
December 2013:
"Most people does not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply"
-Stephen R. Covey
January 2014:
“The most difficult part ot traditional taekwondo is not learning
the first kick or punch. It is not struggling to remember the
motions of a poomsae or becoming aquainted with Korean culture.
Rather, it is taking the first step across the threshold of the dojang
door. This is where roads diverge, where choices are made that
will resonate throughout a lifetime.”
Doug Cook, Taekwondo - A Path to Excellence

February 2014:
"I'm convinced about the karate roots of taekwondo
(I know there is some chuan fa influence, too, although it is not explicit in KKW forms),
and I just won't deny them --
instead I will dig them up and try to use them in favour of our art"
- Samir Berardo
March 2014:
"We need to take [our] body mass, set it in motion, accelerate it,
and transmit this power through the end limb
and inject it into the opponent."
- Colin Wee
Author of "Traditional Taekwondo Techniques Blog "
April 2014:
Hei-an means safety and peacefulness. 
This name is obtained from the fact that anyone 
who has mastered this type is able to protect himself
 or herself easily in any unforseen situation.
-Choi Hong Hi; Founder of Oh Do Kwan
May 2014:
“A warrior who over reacts will rarely finish anything successfully.”-Choi Hong Hi; Founder of Oh Do Kwan 
June 2014:
In picture form but sadly lost :-(
July 2014:
"Compliments aren't for the ego,
they are for fueling the fire
to make yourself train harder,
push further and to
make sure that you are better next time."
-Damian Adams
August 2014:
"For most I believe,
overcoming the mental anguish
and fear is the victory,
not the breaking itself."
-"Starfish" also known in some circles as "Jerry" :-)
September 2014:
"If practiced properly, two or three kata will suffice as "your" kata;
all of the others can just be studied as sources of additional knowledge.
Breadth, no matter how great, means little without depth.
In other words, no matter how many kata you know,
they will be useless to you
if you don't practice them enough"
 -Kenwa Mabuni
October 2014:
Regarding differences between bio-mechanics used in boxing vs Taekwondo punching:
"It is not so much where you chamber as much as
what part you mainly use to generate power from 
(shoulders or hips) and what you do with your feet meanwhile.
 -Simon O`Neill Author of Taegeuk Cipher
November 2014:
“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon,
or anything else, for that matter.
Too much is the same as not enough.
Without imitating anyone else,
you should have as much weaponry as suits you.”
 -Miyamoto Mushashi
December 2014 (New format)

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  1. New format is more fun ;)
    Happy New Year!!!

    1. Thanks for Your feedback. It is very appreciated. I will continue With this New format unless there is a lot of negative feedback. The good thing bout the old format was that the page loaded faster and that the quote was more accsessible. By that I mean that You could copy paste etc while the New format it is locked inside the Picture. Anyway: Happy New year Marcin :-)

  2. Thanks for your information, it was really very helpfull..