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Sensei's Quote of The Month



“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

 - Muhammad Ali

"Work is love made visible."

- Khalil Gibran (The Prophet)

 (NOVEMBER 2015)


"Rules in a Karate Dojo:

1) Everyone Works

2) Nothing is free

3) All start at the bottom"

- Peter Urban (The Karate Dojo)

(October 2015)

"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill."

- Sun Tzu (The Art of War)

(September 2015)


"If you can look up, you can get up!"

- Les Brown

(August 2015)


“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” 

– Alexander Graham Bell

(July 2015)

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” 

– George Eliot

 (June 2015)

“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

(May 2015)


“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd

(April 2015)


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

(March 2015)


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 

– Eleanor Roosevelt

(February 2015)


"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"!

- George Bernard Shaw

(January 2015)


"The two most important days of your life, are the day you were born, and the day you find out why!"

- Mark Twain

(December 2014)


"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

- George Bernard Shaw

(November 2014)


"You make mistakes, Mistakes don't make you!

- Maxwell Maltz

(October 2014)


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

 - Marianne Williamson

(September 2014)


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  

– Eleanor Roosevelt

(August 2014)

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” 

– Norman Vincent Peale

(July 2014)

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

– Benjamin Franklin

(June 2014)

Constancy of purpose is the first principle of success.

It is critical to your success that you have a well-thought-out plan for your life and that you stick with it regardless of what others may say and the obstacles you encounter. There will always be fault-finders and those who attempt to persuade you that your goals aren’t worth the effort you put into achieving them. Those people will never go far, and they will be the first to ask for your help after you have passed them by. Virtually every successful person has considered giving up at some point in his or her struggle to reach the top. And many breakthroughs occurred soon after those same people rededicated themselves to their purpose. There is no known obstacle that cannot be overcome by a person who has constancy of purpose, a Positive Mental Attitude, and the discipline and willpower to succeed. 

- Napoleon Hill

(May 2014)


"Impossible is Nothing!"

- Muhammad Ali

(April, 2014)


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  

– Maya Angelou

(March, 2014)


“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

– Arthur Ashe

(February, 2014)


“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” 

– Andrew Carnegie

(January, 2014)


“Crawl before you walk, walk before you run, run before you FLY!"

- Hamilton Sensei

(December, 2013)


"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.”

- Alexander Graham Bell

(November, 2013)

"You can't get what you want...Until You Know What You Want!"

- Joe Jackson

(October, 2013)


Getting you Black Belt is like Sharpening Your Pencil...

Becoming a Black Belt is Like Learning To Write!!!

Oss!!!  - Sensei Hamilton

(September, 2013)


"If there's magic in fighting battles beyond endurance, it's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you."

- Million Dollar Baby

(August, 2013)



Attitude -

Success comes to those who become success-conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure-conscious. - Napoleon Hill

(July 2013)


If life hands you a lemon, don’t complain, but instead make lemonade to sell to those who are thirsty from complaining.

Wally Amos, the man whom many consider to be the father of the gourmet cookie industry, has turned lemons into lemonade so often in his life that in his official portrait he holds a pitcher in one hand and a glass of lemonade in the other. A perennial optimist, Amos refuses to acknowledge that obstacles are anything other than stepping-stones to success. In a career that has spanned several decades, he has made it to the pinnacle of success several times, only to lose everything and be forced to start over. But he’s never lost faith. “You have to have the trust and faith to let go and not agonize,” he says. “Don’t waste your time worrying. Worry is not preparation. Analyze the situation and focus on solutions. There is always an answer.”

(June 2013)

Those who create good fellowship among others will never be short of friends.

If you have a friend who goes out of his way to help cement friendships between others, consider yourself fortunate indeed. In today’s frantic, mobile, throwaway society, such individuals are exceedingly rare. With the demands placed upon us by our careers, our families, and the hectic pace of daily life, most of us have little time for ourselves, and even less for our friends. Yet we know that friendship freely given and gratefully received is one of life’s greatest gifts.

(May - 2013)


"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event, it is a habit" - Aristotle

(April - 2013)


"Peace is note the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it".

- General Douglas Macarthur

(March - 2013)


Live each day as if it were your last, and you’ll develop a keen respect for opportunity.

If you had only one more day on this earth, how much sharper your senses would be. The beauty of nature, the simple pleasures of life, would be indescribably wonderful, and every moment would present an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and strengthen relationships with friends, acquaintances, and business associates. Every thought would be laser-sharp in that highly focused state. Well, today is the last day on earth for today’s opportunities. Don’t let them pass you by.  -
Napoleon Hill

(February - 2013)


"Pour Your Heart Into It…
Care more than others think wise.
Risk more than others think safe.
Dream more than others think practical.
Expect more than others think possible".

– Howard Schultz, CEO Starbucks Coffee

(January - 2013)


Tact: The ability to appreciate the delicacy of a given situation and to do or say the most fitting thing. - Websters Dictionary

Tact: Please try to use it whenever and wherever possible. (December - 2012)

- Roger B. Hamilton Sensei


"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving" – Albert Einstein

(November - 2012)


“The axe forgets but the tree remembers” - African Proverb

Treat each other well...

(October - 2012)


Sensei's Quote of The Month