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Sifu/Guro John G. Oliver
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"Only a true attack has a true defence."


"Second chances exist in the dojo not in the street."


"Strength should not be admired for what it is but for how it is used."



"The ultimate technique is to use minimum effort with maximum effectiveness."


"The limit of your technique is the lack of your imagination."


"If you can hit him once, hit him tree times."

-- Shodai Sensei Peter A. Robertson

Founder Zen Do Ka Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing


"The beginners mind has the ability to learn basics each time like the first time."


"Bowing expresses the essence of your art."


"To disarm someone with your words is more skilful than with the blade."


"Defeat the one that lies within and all others before you will fall."


“You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain”

Miyamoto Musashi


Art reveals itself in psychic understanding of the inner essence of things and gives form to the relation of man with nothing, with the nature of the absolute. - Bruce Lee,The Tao of Jeet Kune Do


An artist's expression is his soul made apparent, his schooling, as well as his "cool" being exhibited. Behind every motion the music of his soul is made visible. Otherwise, his motion is empty and empty motion is like an empty word - no meaning. - Bruce Lee, The Tao Of Jeet Kune Do


A kata is like a poem from a Zen master - compact, elegant, full of meaning, worthy of reflection. - Geir Store, Karate Kata Training


Life is too short to watch bad kata. - Geir Store, Karate Kata Training


The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. - Bruce Lee, The Tao of Jeet Kune Do


Condition and guts take over where knowledge and skill end. - Edmund Parker, The Zen of Kenpo


You can't hit and think at the same time. - Yogi Berra


Whether it is a big ship or little ship, the same size hole placed correctly in the hull can sink it. - Edmund Parker, The Zen of Kenpo

"True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart."

Mahatma Gandhi


"Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth."

Rickson Gracie


"You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself".-- Galileo

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