LOTUS SELF-DEFENSE

 

TRAINING

 

  

 


Your tools need continual sharpening to remain effective.  (You don’t know exactly when you will have to use your skills.  Be ever ready.)


Discipline is not punishment.


Practice as you will perform.


You have to work at it.  I can’t sell this in a bottle.  If I could, I would be rich.


If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail.


Train to use more than one weapon, and then use the unexpected weapon.


Hard training requires a lot of physical stamina, but it also builds mental and spiritual strength too.


The warrior does not train for others to see him.  He trains because he is a warrior and perfecting his spirit is his lifetime objective.


Tomorrow’s battle is won during today’s practice.


You must plan and train for fighting in a variety of environments.


The harder you train, the easier you fight.


The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.


Train to fight, not for a fight.  (You never know when you will have to use your skills.)


Training increases the warrior’s chance for success, but it doesn’t eliminate emotion, though it may reduce its intensity.


We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.


“In your training, do not be in a hurry, for it takes a minimum of ten years to master the basics and advance to the first rung. Never think of yourself as an all-knowing, perfected master; you must continue to train daily with your friends and students and progress together in the Art of Peace.”   Morihei Ueshiba


"Training must be like bloodless battle so that battle is just like bloody training." Roman Legionnaire saying


"If you face your opponent and doubt yourself --you're outnumbered."