Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thoughts on Martial Arts


Martial arts are considered a lifelong path for some of us to follow. If you have found your path, we would like to share some thoughts with you to help you along your way.

  • "Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win." - O Sensei Ueshiba
  • You don’t quit karate because of age, You age because you quit karate -Soke Hausel
  • Karate and Kobudo can be likened to tires of a bicycle. Both are needed to make the bike move. 
  • You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."  Abraham Lincoln
  • A quick temper makes a quick fool
  • Through time, a white belt turns black with age. As time continues, black wears to white - Now the journey has begun.
  • Do not worship great men of the past – seek instead to follow in their accomplishment
  • Nunchaku is like a snake - mistreat it & it will bite - Soke Hausel
  • “With kama, you can cut weeds or cut those who plant weeds” – Soke Hausel.
  • You have a chance to train tonight and learn to be a better person – this is what should motivate us to train in karate.



Sensei Borea of Gilbert Arizona trains with Deshi Charles Jean from Chandler Arizona using kama and bo at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Arizona