Sensei's Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: In Aikido training, we learn from everyone. We learn from the most experience people, but In Aikido training, we learn from everyone. We learn from the most experience people, but we also learn from new students. Everyone is connected through the heart and develops a mutual understanding. It is important to create a place where that can happen. — Linda Holiday
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Sensei's Sayings By Kyle Timmermeyer: You could've warned me." Jason's frown was likewise focused on the old man once again. You could've warned me." Jason's frown was likewise focused on the old man once again. "You both need to pay better attention," Sensei said. "I didn't think I needed to explain that glowing metal is hot. — Kyle Timmermeyer
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Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: To reach an understanding of Aikido as love, you have to be shinken [completely focused; To reach an understanding of Aikido as love, you have to be shinken [completely focused; as if wielding a real sword]. You need to commit yourself, body and soul. Without a wholehearted focus, you won;t be able to effectively love yourself or someone else. You can't half-heartedly achieve a true love. It has to be shinken. It must be real. — Linda Holiday
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Sensei's Sayings By Soke Behzad Ahmadi: . . to be exceptional in martial arts, you must possess the "4 C's" : . . to be exceptional in martial arts, you must possess the "4 C's" : Consistency, Commitment, Creativity and Competence — Soke Behzad Ahmadi
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Sensei's Sayings By David Arnold: Pain is what matters. Not fast cars or big words or fabulous stories in exotic Pain is what matters. Not fast cars or big words or fabulous stories in exotic settings. And certainly not some French-toasted-sunrise-sensei-servant-motherfucker. I — David Arnold
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Sensei's Sayings By Georges St-Pierre: People often say, 'Ah, ultimate fighting is so violent,' but it's rooted in martial arts. People often say, 'Ah, ultimate fighting is so violent,' but it's rooted in martial arts. Martial arts incarnate respect. You can't walk into a dojo and say to your sensei, 'Hey, salut tabarnac!' After every one of my fights I go and shake the hand of my opponent. I don't need to hate the other fighter to fight him well. It's a sport. — Georges St-Pierre
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Sensei's Sayings By Nick Offerman: My favorite rule from Sensei was "Always maintain the attitude of a student." When a My favorite rule from Sensei was "Always maintain the attitude of a student." When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up every day wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honor for being so smart. As human beings, we, by the definition of our very natures, can never be perfect. This means that as long as we are alive and kicking, we can be improving ourselves. — Nick Offerman
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Sensei's Sayings By Kevin Hearne: I turned my back on Coyote without saying another word. He didn't want to know I turned my back on Coyote without saying another word. He didn't want to know what I was going to do with those granny panties. Surprisingly, Granuaile did. "Sensei, what were you going to do with those marshmallows and panties?" she whispered as we walked together. "I mean, I'm sure it had to be dire, but it just didn't sound as threatening as the potential havoc a monkey could wreak on his sack." "There was more to that recipe," I admitted. "He cut me off before I could get to the Icy Hot and the gopher snake." "Ew. What would you do with that?" "I will leave it to you as an exercise." I — Kevin Hearne
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Sensei's Sayings By Dolph Lundgren: My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me. — Dolph Lundgren
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Sensei's Sayings By Mika Yamamori: It's wrong to compare the times when I was with sensei and when I'm with It's wrong to compare the times when I was with sensei and when I'm with you because I'm dealing with two completely different people, and it'd be weird if I had the same kind of feelings for both of you. — Mika Yamamori
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Sensei's Sayings By Tan Twan Eng: entire cottage industry centered just on Aritomo-sensei, entire cottage industry centered just on Aritomo-sensei, — Tan Twan Eng
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Sensei's Sayings By Soke Behzad Ahmadi: Karate is not about techniques and their execution, but about boldness, integrity and fight for Karate is not about techniques and their execution, but about boldness, integrity and fight for justice and common good — Soke Behzad Ahmadi
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Sensei's Sayings By Fumio Demura: Be respectful of your Sensei. Be respectful of your Sensei. — Fumio Demura
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Sensei's Sayings By Hotta Kiichi: Just because he's good at something, doesn't necessarily mean he likes doing it.- Azuma-sensei, (Kimi Just because he's good at something, doesn't necessarily mean he likes doing it.

- Azuma-sensei, (Kimi to Boku, #1) — Hotta Kiichi
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Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: Aikido practice is a method of incorporating the fundamentals of Great Harmony, Great Love, and Aikido practice is a method of incorporating the fundamentals of Great Harmony, Great Love, and Gratitude into one's own heart. To integrate these fundamentals into Aikido technique, I have to eliminate the sense of winning and losing. The feeling of completion must be completely transmuted into the heart of gratitude and harmony. If I am able to do that, I will transcend issues of relative strength or skill. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Soseki Natsume: Sensei would be far more unhappy without me. Why, he might not even want to Sensei would be far more unhappy without me. Why, he might not even want to go on living, without me. It may seem very conceited of me, but I do really believe that I am able to make him as happy as is humanly possible. I believe that no one else would be able to make him as happy as I can. Without this belief I would not be as contented as I am — Soseki Natsume
Sensei's Sayings By Bruce Lee: The second-hand artist blindly following his sensei or sifu accepts his pattern. As a result, The second-hand artist blindly following his sensei or sifu accepts his pattern. As a result, his action is and , more importantly, his thinking become mechanical. His responses become automatic, according to set patterns, making him narrow and limited. — Bruce Lee
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: We need to remember that the primary goal of Aikido is harmony and good relations We need to remember that the primary goal of Aikido is harmony and good relations between people. If we don't cultivate a harmonious heart along with technical skill, there will be a lack of integration in our practice, which will show up in behavior off the mat. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Sherrilyn Kenyon: Savitar, Savitar, Savitar. At least I won. Wasn't it you who had to cry to Savitar, Savitar, Savitar. At least I won. Wasn't it you who had to cry to the counsel to come save your ass from an attack of a four-year-old? (Takeshi)
Four-year-old ... tarranine demon. Don't forget the most important part. Those bastards are hatched full grown and it wasn't just one. It was a swarm of them. (Savitar)
So you admit you had help? (Takeshi)
Oh, that's it, sensei. You're tasting sand. (Savitar) — Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sensei's Sayings By D.A. Bonds: Sensei, wherever I sit is the head of the table. Sensei, wherever I sit is the head of the table. — D.A. Bonds
Sensei's Sayings By Seren Sensei: The ONLY thing you should be saying to be is that you recognize that you The ONLY thing you should be saying to be is that you recognize that you were born into a racist, white supremacist system that imbued you with racist ideals from birth. That you recognize your racism, privilege, and inherent bias and are actively working to unlearn it. If you are not saying that then you are not saying anything, and you don't have permission to speak to me. — Seren Sensei
Sensei's Sayings By Micalea Smeltzer: Thank you sensei," I crossed my arms over my chest as she locked up the Thank you sensei," I crossed my arms over my chest as she locked up the door.
Gram chuckled and said, "Oh Sophie, your sarcasm never ceases to amaze me. — Micalea Smeltzer
Sensei's Sayings By Jacques Antoine: Hatred could not be the basis of her resolution to fight. It provided no access Hatred could not be the basis of her resolution to fight. It provided no access to her own qi, her vital spirit. That was the deepest truth she knew about fighting. It's what she learned from her father and Sensei: fight from the peaceful place inside, from her father's place. — Jacques Antoine
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: Aikido is not ultimately Japanese: It is an art of universal truth and international significance. Aikido is not ultimately Japanese: It is an art of universal truth and international significance. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Yusei Matsui: The Hitmen who came to assassinate him end up being polished for the better by The Hitmen who came to assassinate him end up being polished for the better by their target — Yusei Matsui
Sensei's Sayings By Sadaharu Oh: Above all, what I learned from my Sensei was how to wait. I believe I Above all, what I learned from my Sensei was how to wait. I believe I learned the meaning of waiting on one foot. If I understand anything in this life, it is how to wait. It is not an answer. But for me it is everything. — Sadaharu Oh
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: If you try to learn with your intellect, it is more difficult to absorb the If you try to learn with your intellect, it is more difficult to absorb the teachings on a deep level. The mind looks at something and says, I don't want that; I want this instead. But as you simply continue to train, something changes. What changes is deeper than your intellectual knowledge, deeper than mind or heart. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Soseki Natsume: In Doya-sensei's view the world was a place to work for the sake of others; In Doya-sensei's view the world was a place to work for the sake of others; in Takayanagi's view the world was a place to work for his own sake. In a world where he lived for others, Doya felt no regret that no one offered a helping hand. In a world where he lived for himself, Takayanagi felt the world that cared nothing for him was cruel.

Such is the difference between one who exists for others and one who exists for himself. Such is the difference between one who leads others and one who relies on others. Such is the difference, even when both are solitary individuals. Takayanagi was not aware of these differences. — Soseki Natsume
Sensei's Sayings By Diedrich Bader: Bow to your sensei. Bow to your sensei! Bow to your sensei. Bow to your sensei! — Diedrich Bader
Sensei's Sayings By Mika Yamamori: The memories of sensei I carry with me are more cruel than sensei himself. The memories of sensei I carry with me are more cruel than sensei himself. — Mika Yamamori
Sensei's Sayings By Masashi Kishimoto: Sorry I'm late, I'm afraid I got lost on the path of life-Kakashi Sensei Sorry I'm late, I'm afraid I got lost on the path of life
-Kakashi Sensei — Masashi Kishimoto
Sensei's Sayings By Kevin Hearne: You, sir," I said, "have all the dignity of a badger with the clap. Shark You, sir," I said, "have all the dignity of a badger with the clap. Shark shit has more fiber than you. I'm going to tie your nuts-first to a monkey's cage and make a mix tape of the resulting noise. Then I'm going to take a bag of marshmallows and a pair of granny panties and-" ...
... He didn't want to know what I was going to do with those granny panties. Surprisingly, Granuaile did. "Sensei, what were you going to do with those marshmallows and panties?" she whispered as we walked together. "I mean, I'm sure it had to be dire, but it just didn't sound as threatening as the potential havoc a monkey could wreak on his sack."
"There was more to that recipe," I admitted. "He cut me off before I could get to the Icy Hot and the gopher snake. — Kevin Hearne
Sensei's Sayings By H.E. Davey: Nakamura Tempu Sensei viewed the mind as a segment of the body that could not Nakamura Tempu Sensei viewed the mind as a segment of the body that could not be seen and the body as the element of the mind that was observable. He also likened the mind and body to a stream, with the mind as the source flowing down to the body. Whatever we drop in the stream will be carried down by the current. In like manner, our thoughts will influence the body and our well being. — H.E. Davey
Sensei's Sayings By Sensei Darian Stokes: The greatest warrior is not he who conquers his enemies, but he who conquers himself. The greatest warrior is not he who conquers his enemies, but he who conquers himself. — Sensei Darian Stokes
Sensei's Sayings By Natsuki Takaya: Ritsu: Please, Onii-san, please write with takoyaki power!Mitsuru: Yes, sensei! With ikyayaki or takoyaki or Ritsu: Please, Onii-san, please write with takoyaki power!
Mitsuru: Yes, sensei! With ikyayaki or takoyaki or whatever it takes! Write quickly, without hesitation! Ah ... Um ... W-what is takoyaki power?
Ritsu: Well, that is
! When Shigure-niisan eats takoyaki, he transforms into a great warrior ...
Shigure: No I don't. — Natsuki Takaya
Sensei's Sayings By Kiyohiko Azuma: Osaka: Ah got a question sensei...Ms Yukari Tanizaki: Wh-what?Osaka: It true they wear shoes in Osaka: Ah got a question sensei...

Ms Yukari Tanizaki: Wh-what?

Osaka: It true they wear shoes in the house in America?

Tanikaze: That's what I hear.

Osaka: But then...

...wh-what if you stepped in dog poo outside... ... And you never noticed? And then... — Kiyohiko Azuma
Sensei's Sayings By Soke Behzad Ahmadi: A threat should never be spoken, your enemy should not be told of your intentions. A threat should never be spoken, your enemy should not be told of your intentions. Either take decisive action or refrain from it, but never threaten — Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Sensei's Sayings By Ao Jyumonji: Don't get salty with me!""Yowch?!"Whoops... Sorry, put a little too much strength into it there.""...Ohhh..." Don't get salty with me!"
"Yowch?!
"Whoops... Sorry, put a little too much strength into it there."
"...Ohhh..." Haruhiro came close to fainting in agony. Barbara-sensei had struck him in the crotch.

If I keep training here, am I eventually going to end up impotent!? he wondered. — Ao Jyumonji
Sensei's Sayings By Soke Behzad Ahmadi: Better than money and fame, teaching martial arts to your children; giving them your time Better than money and fame, teaching martial arts to your children; giving them your time and confidence, is the best inheritance — Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Sensei's Sayings By Lorelei James: Pay attention to the road, Sensei. I know how you prefer to look at me Pay attention to the road, Sensei. I know how you prefer to look at me while I'm blowing you, but I don't want to die choking on your dick after you wreck your fancy car. — Lorelei James
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: Through my willingness to train every day and to dig deep in the after-class ukemi Through my willingness to train every day and to dig deep in the after-class ukemi sessions, over time I earned the respect and friendship of my training partners, who were mostly Japanese men sincerely surprised to find themselves training with an American woman. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Phillip W. Simpson: Sensei, why can't I go to school?" ... "I am truly sorry, my son. I Sensei, why can't I go to school?" ...
"I am truly sorry, my son. I know this is hard but you have another purpose. A greater purpose. Something far more important than playground games and making friends. I wish it wasn't so, but it is. — Phillip W. Simpson
Sensei's Sayings By Banana Yoshimoto: Chilled-looking people walking along the riverside, the snow beginning, faintly, to pile up on the Chilled-looking people walking along the riverside, the snow beginning, faintly, to pile up on the roofs of cars, the bare trees shaking their heads left and right, dry leaves tossing in the wind. The silver of the metal window sash sparkling coldly.
Soon after, I heard sensei call, "Mikage! Are you awake? It's snowing, look! It's snowing!"
"I'm coming!" I called out, standing up. I got dressed to begin another day. Over and over, we begin again. — Banana Yoshimoto
Sensei's Sayings By Frank Ocean: What do you think my brain is made for?Is it just a container for the What do you think my brain is made for?
Is it just a container for the mind?
This great grey matter,
Sensei replied what is your woman,
Is she just a container for the child?
That soft pink matter — Frank Ocean
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: But when I sat listening with the other Aikido students and teachers on the mat But when I sat listening with the other Aikido students and teachers on the mat at the Kumano Juku Dojo, all of us dripping with sweat and focused intently on the practice of Aikido in the here and now, the Floating Bridge of Heaven did not feel like an abstract reference to a story of the past. It was a vivid invitation to venture into the world of the spirit, and to integrate that sacred spirit of creativity into all of our actions. It was a compelling reminder that to O-Sensei, and by extension to all sincere students of his art, Aikido was far more than physical technique. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Scott Langley: I do karate because it makes the rest of life easy. That is to say, I do karate because it makes the rest of life easy. That is to say, karate training, if done properly, is tough: it's hard work, with little reward because your sensei never compliments you. — Scott Langley
Sensei's Sayings By Sandy Fussell: Sensei says funerals are not really for the dead. They are for those left behind. Sensei says funerals are not really for the dead. They are for those left behind. "The dead are long gone by the time a funeral is held," he told us. "Who would wait when the doors of Heaven are open? Only the living would be foolish enough to still hang around on earth. — Sandy Fussell
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: O-Sensei was frequently head to say. 'Aiki is not a technique to fight with or O-Sensei was frequently head to say. 'Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat an enemy. It is the way to harmonize the world and make humanity one family. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Keiko Fukuda: It is rare and very inspiring that a head of state would make such an It is rare and very inspiring that a head of state would make such an investment of time to write a book like this. It is a fine gift to the judokas of the world as well as to those of Russia ... Vladimir Putin Sensei and his co-writers have established themselves as gifted writers and contributors to the judo world. — Keiko Fukuda
Sensei's Sayings By Masashi Kishimoto: Someone with inborn talent isn't happy. It's those who have worked hard for someone precious Someone with inborn talent isn't happy. It's those who have worked hard for someone precious to them and who can be hot-blooded that are happy.
-Gai Sensei: Naruto Episode 196 — Masashi Kishimoto
Sensei's Sayings By Soke Behzad Ahmadi: Real Martial Arts is Mathematics, Physics, Poetry; Meditation in Action Real Martial Arts is Mathematics, Physics, Poetry; Meditation in Action — Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Sensei's Sayings By H.E. Davey: Since the early 1920s a unique spiritual path has existed in Japan. This distinctly Japanese Since the early 1920s a unique spiritual path has existed in Japan. This distinctly Japanese version of yoga is called Shin-shin-toitsu-do, and it combines seated meditation, moving meditation, breathing exercises, and other disciplines to help practitioners realize unification of mind and body. Besides yoga, it is a synthesis of methods, influenced by Japanese meditation, healing arts, and martial arts; along with Western psychology, medicine, and science. Shin-shin-toitsu-do is widely practiced throughout Japan, although it is almost unknown in other countries. Through its principles of mind and body coordination people have an opportunity to realize their full potential in everyday life.A remarkable man created this path, and he led an equally remarkable life. He was known in Japan as Nakamura Tempu Sensei, and this is his story. — H.E. Davey
Sensei's Sayings By Linda Holiday: Don't make the mistake of depending on the presence of certain people for your training,' Don't make the mistake of depending on the presence of certain people for your training,' he advised me. 'Teachers come and go. My own teacher, O-Sensei, died not long ago. I could have given up when O-Sensei passed away. Instead, I've continued my practice, even though I've found it difficult at times. Don't rely on other people. Do your best Aikido practice wherever you are. — Linda Holiday
Sensei's Sayings By Kevin Hearne: Sensei?" she asked. "Yes?" "Why are you always leaving about halfway through a workout to Sensei?" she asked. "Yes?" "Why are you always leaving about halfway through a workout to give Oberon a snack?" "What? Well, he's a good dog." "Granted, but he's a good dog all the time, and the only times you interrupt what you're doing to give him a snack are during workouts." "I reward him sometimes for using big words. And sometimes I reward him for shutting up." Now would be a good time to shut up. Deal. "So what did he say just now?" Granuaile asked. "I'm sorry, but that's classified information. — Kevin Hearne