Best 23 of Judo quotes - MyQuotes
Honestly, I do not even know whether this is on the visit itinerary, but if there is time, I would be pleased to go to Kodokan. For anyone interested in judo, who loves judo, Kodokan is a special place.
To appreciate the best opportunity for attack and defence, you must fully understand the rhythm of movement. (Page 28).
Een draak die alleen vuurspuwt, ondergaat de eigen vlam als een ondergang. Een draak die gedreven is en wordt door gevoel van en met tijd, slaat op het allerlaatst met haar staart, in de doeltreffende onfeilbare graad van IPPON!
My friends were like, "Oh, this weekend, we're going to go shopping." "Oh, this weekend I'm going to go to see the judo champion" ... you know. And I couldn't do anything.
Aikido means the oneness of the way of the spirit, of being at one with the life force. (Page 17).
The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo - the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of Judo is, "Yes dear".
The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes the wrong one.
Henry Ward Beecher
Victories that come cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
We face the enemy and contend with him—if he turns away we let him go. (Page 13).
To gain mastery you must unite the qualities of spirit, strength, technique and the ability to take the initiative. (Page 31).
One thing that I learned from judo... Maximum efficiency and minimum effort.
However keen you may be to begin your study, before you venture on to the mat and attempt any of the basic techniques it is necessary to know something of the principles that govern aikido, for unless you do understand a little about posture, movement, balance, gentleness and courtesy, you will not be a satisfactory pupil. (Page 18).
Oh ho, the private eyeball! Poor, prosaic, wretched eyeball. Alas, alack, woe and whoa! Harder and faster they chain him to the stone of stereotype—more and more he cannot earn his daily bread without conforming to the curious standards so stringently set out for him. Once upon a time he had to talk from out of the side of stiff-lipped mouth in accents clipped and surly, and there was the bleak but sheer necessity of constant sexual acrobatics with each and every lady who entered within earshot of the case, no matter how casually. And if by chance the case were not a “caper,” it was no damned case at all. There was the day he had to punch all people in the belly with the natural follow-through of one perfect, accurate, and final punch to the chin (for some reason called the button, as you may recall), but that was before the advent of judo. After judo (after World War II, that is), our hero merely had to straighten his palm and smite the nape of his vis-à-vis, who would immediately fall prone or supine but obligingly comatose.
Action is the spark that ignites potential.
[...] before you can control your opponent's body you must first control his mind. (Page 17).
In Judo, he who thinks is immediately thrown. Victory is assured to the combatant who is both physically and mentally nonresistant.
You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done.
A Black Belt should be... ...a REFLECTION of what IS inside ...NOT the PROOF of it!
For me, being literate and articulate is a form of judo, of overcoming the [system] by its own method.
Man at his birth is supple and tender, but in death, he is rigid and hard. Thus, suppleness and tenderness accompany life, but rigidity and hardness accompany death.
In Judo, he who thinks is immediately thrown.
If there is effort, there is always accomplishment.
Seek to become conscious of being filled with ki, the power of the universe, and to use that power well. To be at one with this great power is aikido, the way of the spirit. (Page 17).