Kung Fu Quotes

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David Carradine
“If you trust yourself, any choice you make will be correct. If you do not trust yourself, anything you do will be wrong.

- Kung Fu, The Legend Continues -”
David Carradine

“Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.”
Kung Fu Panda

Jill Shalvis
“I threatened to kung fu you. Oh my God.”
Jill Shalvis, Instant Attraction

“I can show you the path but I can not walk it for you.”
Master Iain Armstrong , Get Your Health Back FAST With Chinese Chi Kung.

“The Chinese words ‘kung fu’ translate more or less as ‘a man hard at work over a long time’. If you want to unlock the full power of kung fu, it is not going to be easy: you are going to have to work, you are going to have to sacrifice and you are going to have to suffer – over a long time. There really is no such thing as a free lunch.”
Master Iain Armstrong

Scott Lynch
“I’m speaking of the pursuit of excellence in all things. All things! Presence of mind and devotion to craft. A great artist has these. A great chef. A great master of tea. There’s powerful kung fu in a well-built house or an eloquent letter, but the limit of your imagination is bones breaking and bullets flying.”
Scott Lynch, Tales of the Far West

Kailin Gow
“A Kung Fu Master is a Practitioner of Martial Arts Who Keeps Practicing.”
Kailin Gow

“If you take a bus, you should know when to get off!".”
Master Iain Armstrong, Get Your Health Back FAST With Chinese Chi Kung.

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“Any self-defense situation has the potential to quickly become A 'life and death' situation, therefore your practice of martial arts should be undertaken, as if your very life depends on it . . .”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Legacy of A Sensei

Hu Yuan Nabe
“Zi, most people in the world have been tricked into believing they're not important.”
Hu Yuan Nabe, White Tiger Legend

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“. . in Old Karate, you learned you Art through pain. You learned quickly that your techniques had to be fast or powerful or both. If you did not embrace pain and it's lessons adequately, you simply did not survive”
Soke Behzad Ahmadi, Ryukyu Kobujutsu : Bo - Tanbo - Toifa

Robert W. Dallmann
“A Black Belt should be...
...a REFLECTION of what IS inside
...NOT the PROOF of it!”
Robert Dallmann, The Definitive History of Bushido Kai

“You can choose to fight your journey every step of the way or you can embrace it, recognizing each stumble or setback as a opportunity to strengthen your character, finesse your craft, and deepen your passion. Oh this journey can be beautiful if you allow yourself to enjoy the rain!”
Kierra C.T. Banks

Phillip Andrew Bennett Low
“Okay. I’m not a white male. At least, not predominantly so. And as I mentioned before, I’m in an environment right now where race is really important. See, Chinese men are not that physically intimidating. We’re not that tall. We’re not that built. We have exactly one thing going for us in a fight — that our opponent recognizes that there’s a possibility, no matter how remote, that we might know kung-fu.”
Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage

Lujan Matus
“The old Oriental shamans had a much different view when they recalled the movements of kung fu.”
Lujan Matus, The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception: The Living Tapestry of Lujan Matus

Wong Kiew Kit
“What you need is some time and effort to work on your remedies and the problems will be overcome as a matter of course. Our chi kung training gives us the mental clarity and a lot of energy to perform the remedies well.

The same principles apply to countless people who remain miserable because of their problems.

They remain miserable because of the following three reasons:

1. They do not have solutions to their problems.
2. They do not believe the solutions will solve their problems.
3. They do not have the abilities to carry out the solutions.

If they can overcome the above three factors, they will find their problems are actually opportunities for improvement”
Wong Kiew Kit, The Shaolin Arts: Shaolin Kungfu, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung, Zen

Charles Yu
“...all his life, all he's ever wanted was to be Kung Fu guy. But when he finally got it, he realizes what his mother meant. 'You can be more.”
Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown

Abhijit Naskar
“Someone said to me the other day, 'you speak of peace because you are afraid to fight'. I smiled and replied, you are absolutely right, I am terrified of fighting, you know why, because if I raise my hands at someone, there'll be no trace of them left. It's ridiculously easily to take life, especially for a biologist with martial arts training, but what makes a human is the capacity to give life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Martial arts is not about fighting, it is about being fit and healthy, both physiologically and psychologically.”
Abhijit Naskar

Kung Fu's process of individualization similarly takes part in this backlash as the representation of the social ills experienced by racial minorities is routinely disciplined and rechanneled to make the show palatable for mass consumption. Under this rubric, it is assumed that changing the hearts of individuals will automatically lead to changing society. To a post-1960s liberal audience who obviously felt sympathy toward the plight of racial minorities but who nevertheless were wary of certain measures taken by these groups toward self-determination and weary from extended conflict, this simple adage proved seductive. Indeed, for a great many Americans, post-Civil Rights race relations has transformed the United States into an unruly site with different groups vying for cultural, economic, and political resources. In this way, Kung Fu's Wild West setting—the uneven hand of justice, the social free-for-all, the generally inhospitable natural landscape—seemed to reflect the audience's view of their contemporary social environment. It also mirrored the overall impotence that Americans felt toward ameliorating the situation. Given such a scenario, individualizing racial oppression and other social inequities may have seemed like a final alternative.

While this process of individualization is key in deciphering the show's political stance, the types of identifications the series forged between character and audience more substantively reveal its ideological commitments. Although Kung Fu's psychospiritualized vision was available to all of its audience members, one could argue that it was primarily framed as a commentary toward racial minorities and women who sought social change through means other than or in addition to inner transformation. It achieved this through a formulaic pattern of identifications.”
Jane Naomi Iwamura, Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Martial Arts

The secret to Martial Arts,
Is not style but training.
Pick any form that appeals to you,
And train regularly without failing.
Practice a hundred moves five times,
It is of no use whatsoever.
But practice one move every day,
And it'll be your lifetime protector.
But before all that ask yourself,
Why do you wanna be a martial artist?
Is it to nourish an able mind and body,
Or to be yet another fitness narcissist?
Trash all your arrogance before training.
A martial artist is to be gentle and caring.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Enock Maregesi
“Radia Hosni, mhitimu wa mikanda miwili myeusi ya sanaa za mapigano za kareti na kung’fu katika ngazi ya dani mbili za kung’fu na dani moja ya kareti, mwanajeshi wa Tunisia aliyepata mafunzo ya kawaida ya kijeshi nchini Ufaransa na mafunzo ya kikomandoo nchini Uingereza kabla ya kujiunga na Tume ya Dunia, alikuwa mshindi wa tuzo ya shujaa wa taifa la Tunisia. Hussein Kashoggi alipokuwa akiwasili Tunis kutokea Copenhagen, Radia alikuwa katika Uwanja wa Mpira wa El Menzah akiangalia mechi kati ya Stade Tunisien na Espérance ST – timu ambayo mchumba wake Fathi Meoki alikuwa kocha msaidizi. Fujo zilipozuka, baada ya Stade Tunisien kufungwa bao moja kwa sifuri na Espérance ST, Radia alipanda Quadrifoglio na kuondoka kuelekea Uwanja wa Ndege wa Tunis-Carthage; ambapo alimpokea Hussein Kashoggi na jambazi wa Kolonia Santita, Delfina Moore.”
Enock Maregesi

H.W. Fan
“And something strange happened. Energy coursed through his body making it seem lighter. Air flowed into his lungs in a cool, sweet stream.”
H.W. Fan, Mind Body Control

“I have more Dollars than sense”
Jackie Chan, Never Grow Up

“Qi dao quan ji "prayer-boxing" tells us, like striking, not to pray at an object or about an object that only results in superficial glancing blows, but to 'pray through an object, not at one.' Mean business; pray hard to hit your target. Snap that prayer, don’t push!

--boxing metaphor, Martial Arts on Noah's Ark”
douglas laurent

Abhijit Naskar
“I don't train so I could fight, I train so I could restrain someone from fighting.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“The secret to Martial Arts, is not style but training.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“Practice a hundred moves five times, it is of no use whatsoever. But practice one move every day, and it'll be your lifetime protector.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“Trash all your arrogance before training. A martial artist is to be gentle and caring.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

J.L.  Haynes
“There is a tale, you really wish to hear it?”
“Yes, we want to hear it!”
“This I’ve got to hear,” Fez says, downing another shot of green-mist. Æther tells the tale…
“It is the late nineteenth century, the last days of the Silk Road in China,” he grabs his staff and stomps it to the ground. “It was a time of great change on Terra, but the old ways still flourished—the ways of the warrior!
“Now a merchant’s caravan was making the perilous journey along the Silk Road accompanied by bodyguards, an infamous Chinese boxer and his band of brothers. Stopped in their tracks they did, on seeing from the west a strong wind picking up, a sandstorm brewing. Unseen by the travellers, high in the sky a flying saucer flew overhead—the Yún! In the distance it landed, then no sooner had it started, the sandstorm began to dissipate, as if it had never been. The sand cloud cleared to reveal a lone figure, a Grey. The Ascetic known as Oracle of the Four Winds. The one that never dies, whom for the sake of this account we shall call Lives-a-long-time.
“The story goes on to tell how Lives-a-long-time held up a hand for the caravan to stop, upon which the leader dismounted from his camel, and said to the Ascetic, ‘What is it you want demon, you dare to stop Wang-Yin?’ ‘I do!’ said Lives-a-longtime, at which Wang-Yin roared: ‘Then prepare to taste my ironpalm heavy-as-the-world!”
J.L. Haynes, Zara Hanson & The Mystery of the Painted Symbol

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