“You can practice at your own level and no matter the age it can be done and you can continue Karate for a lifetime.” Tsuneo Kinjo, gefunden auf Instagram, Quelle: shuridojo
Links: Mit zwanzig. Rechts: Mit sechzig
“When attacked the natural reaction is to go back. You should practice hard to overcome this ... An attacker should be in front of you … but you should not be in front of him.” Hironori Otsuka
“Don’t fight. Take control. Eliminate in your opponent the desire to keep fighting.” Yoshio Kuba
“Smile and relax. You can’t demonstrate great power unless you are relaxed ... No hard feelings - Don’t build tension in your mind. This will be reflected in your body and your techniques.” Yoshimi Inoue Soke
“It’s not how much you know that counts, but how much you can recall under stress ... Endlessly drilling the same simple movements is boring, but it is exactly those gross motor type skills that will be useful when needed ... Sometimes, you need to close certain doors… not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they don’t lead anywhere.” Patrick McCarthy
... and than the ... attacker simply throws himself off-balance
“When attacked, the crane knows she cannot (fight) force with force.” Fred Absher, Kojosho Kempo
*The White Crane Style is a Southern Chinese martial art that originated in Fujian province.
“The crane is a master of angles. She has learned to wait until the last second and then by making a slight movement or shifting of the body, the stronger and more aggressive attacker simply throws himself off-balance**.”
She knows how “to redirect a superior force with minimum energy … the best defense is don't be there”.
** “Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?” Miyagi Nariyoshi
By the way
“Never face an opponent directly.” Shoshin Nagamine
Gesehen auf Instagram, Quelle: Shoridojo, References: Terry Bryan, George Alexander