Words of Wisdom



"You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win."
Boxer Ray Leonard

Sometimes when you are behind on points or behind in the fight and not much time is left. You may have to go all out using firepower (multi strikes-kicks, combinations) and risk losing in order to score and win.
Nine Fist Warriors

There are two types of knowledge. That which you know and that which you know where to find out.
Nine Fist Warriors

"Teaching women the innate skills to manage fear and adrenalin and harness their terror is as important as teaching women to tap into their warrior senses."
Melissa Soalt

"Nice guys don’t have to finish last, but they have to finish."

"If you have to think about what you have to do in a fight, you've already lost. You have to drill those techniques into your brain ten days before the competition date.”
Nine Fist Warriors

"Fighters of today need to work on flexibility and weight training to reduce the chance of injury, and they should focus on speed and explosiveness in All their training to maximize their God-given talents and results."
Steve "Nasty" Anderson

  • "Men who feel strong in the justice of their cause, or confident in their powers, do not waste breath in childish boast of their own superiority and querulous depreciation of their antagonists." - James Russell Lowell

  • "Fitness is such a crucial factor in combativeness that it is sometimes said to represent one side of a triangle, the other two being practical techniques and proper mental attitude." - Corcoran & Graden

  • "Just because head knee and elbow strikes are not allowed in point competition doesn't mean that a martial artist has to stop training in using these techniques." - NFW

  • "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." Napoleon Bonaparte

  • "Until I am sure who I can trust I am not going to trust anybody." - NFW

  • "Embrace what you can but never discard anything" - Sifu Pat Burelson

  • "When I am judging for form competition I always look for the fight in the competitors performance." - Sensei Jimmy White

  • "We look out for those who look out for us. We try to get along with those who try to get along with us." - Shihan Augie Blancas

  • "You get but one chance to bring your son up to be a man. You get but one chance to bring your daughter up to be a woman. Just being there is never enough. Take heed." - Shihan Augie Blancas

  • "Even nice guys hit really, really hard." - Justin Blancas

  • "First lesson, be humble and respect others." - Carlos Marchado

  • "Self-confident people have high self-esteem. Self-esteem is a feeling of pride and respect for oneself. People with high Self-esteem believe they are worthwhile. They value themselves. Everyday one should look into the mirror and say to yourself, I love you. Why? Because if you do not love yourself first, then you truly cannot love others." - Kyosanim Dion Strowhorn

  • "To be kind to your enemy is to be cruel to yourself." - Emin Boztepe

  • "In a real fight, nobody wins." - Benny "The Jet" Urquidez

  • "When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When integrity is lost, everything is lost. If keeping your word brings pain and difficulties, bear it like a champion, this is the quickest way to become a champion." - Quan Ja Nim Fred Richmond

  • "One should not expect gratitude when bestowing kindness." - traditional

  • "He is victorious who knows when and when not to fight." - Sun Zi, Spring and Autumn Period

  • "To win the battle, retain the surprise." - traditional

  • "Be correct yourself; before you correct others."

  • "A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others." - Confucius, Spring and Autumn Period

  • "A finger to the eye is sometimes more effective than a kick to the groin." - Justin Blancas

  • "The brave man has a vision, the timid man has a dream." - Traditional

  • A martial artist recognizes his craft as a correlation between discipline, honesty, loyalty, respect, and technique.  Although from the outside this correlation seems to be equal, it is actually disproportioned in that the level of discipline, honesty, loyalty, respect and technique are always directly related to the given situation at hand. - NFW

  • "The ultimate test of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and moments of convenience, but where he stands in moments of challenge and moments of controversy." - Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "To invite someone to your house means devoting yourself to insuring their happiness the whole time they are under your roof." - Dan Pearlman

  • "Training hard hurts and can be painful, but this kind of physical pain pales in comparison to the pain you feel when you lose." - Mike Chat

  • "Some people don't believe that loyalty exist but that is only because loyalty does not exist in their world.  A martial artist develops loyalty by trusting his fellow training partners and trusting the lessons his instructor teaches.  In a martial artist's world, loyalty is real because it can be measured by trust." - NFW

  • Make sure that when others make claim to watching your back that they do just that. - NFW


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