Archive for the ‘General Thoughts’ Category

Looking For Inspiration?

Posted: December 20, 2010 in General Thoughts

We have moments when we need to be inspired. We look for people, messages or quotes to revive our souls. We can look for them from different sources. I want to refer now to martial arts’ quotes to re-think about our lives and how we live.

“The only time we fail is when we stop trying.”

Chuck Norris

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.

 Proverbs

The athlete who is building muscles though weight training should be very sure to work adequately on speed and flexibility at the same time. In combat, without the prior attributes, a strong man will be like the bull with its colossal strength futilely pursuing the matador or like a low-geared truck chasing a rabbit.

Bruce Lee

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Bruce Lee

Simplicity is the key to brilliance.

Bruce Lee

Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.
Abu Bakr

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
Joel A. Barker

 

 

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The Art Of War

Posted: December 17, 2010 in General Thoughts

We have learned some strategies and tactics from wars to apply to business management. Some have been more effective than others. The art of war should be used to learn how to compete within a win-win environment where everyone involves in the process has benefits.

However, I want to refer another art of war: Karate. I am pretty sure that most mixed martial artists wonder how a fight against a karateka would be. There is not an answer. As I stated in a before post, it is about the spirit and the fighter.

Anyway, I want to share with you the following video and let me know what you think:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5871918076119406473#docid=490418397922216082

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Fighting Like Hell!

Posted: December 17, 2010 in General Thoughts

I am pretty sure that everyone has fought like hell around the world to keep families surviving during the financial crisis; and we are still fighting.

I have talked to my wife about my decision of starting up a venture. There are many opportunities out there and I want to take advantage of them. Now, the question is: What should I do?, What kind of business should I pursue?. Actually, I am interested in marketing, consulting, performance dashboards; but I have another passion that falls into the sport industry: Martial Arts.

Being specifically: Karate, Shotokan style. However, I am more adept to embracing a free style where your body, mind and spirit will determine your fighting style. It doesn’t matter the style, it is about the spirit, it is about the fighter.

Of course, the basic style is there; in my case is shotokan-karate; but, I am more than a fighter, I am a martial artist willing to learn more and enhance my fighting skills.

Well, it is possible that I can take my passion and start-up my journey. In the meantime, I want  to show you one of my favourite kata: Empi.

Enjoy and success.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xukng_luca-valdesi-kata-empi-karate_sport

Enjoy with Your Family!

Posted: November 26, 2010 in General Thoughts

I have passed through difficult situations, and I have realized that nothing is more important than to have fun with your family.

Working under pressure, studying for getting more knowledge, getting things done and at the end of the day your family is waiting for you and they are the one who want you to grow and be happy.

This is simple:It’s not matter about tools, techniques, strategies, technology; it is about relationships, and be more effective communicating and loving. Can we be more effective in our relationships and in loving our family?

Yes, we can. This is a real way to be successful.

Happy holidays!

I’m glad to find out martial artists are concerned about self-defense and wellness instead of fighting for money. I am not saying that is bad, what I mean is that we should give space for bringing our communities peace and a new life style through the practice of martial arts.

I will be in contact with Tom Callos and the initiative of The Sensei project. I have started teaching  my daughters how to use Karate for self-defense purposes and then I will take them to competition; but in the meantime I want they know that the best defense is to avoid fighting and bringing creative solutions to our problems. However, if there is not peaceful solution we will have to act and defend our lives.

I want to encourage everyone and especially kids to practice and find out the wonderful world of martial arts, and I emphasize the pratice of karate that is my favorite art and sport. I love it and if you learn it you will also love it.

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The Sensei Project.

I found a special blog and I want to share with you for refreshing purposes, and take a look from a different perspective. You know, after all the scandals about the freedom of religion or freedom of speech of , you know, all that stuff that can’t be an excuse to be distracted and forget what we need to get done today to do a better world for everyone.

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” Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings”

Salvador Dali

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