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    What are some of your best phrases that you either use as an instructor or have heard in class and stuck in your mind.

    Some of my favorites are:

    1. "If someone puts their hands on you, you put your hands on them."
    2. "Keep your friends close and keep your enemies closer" (teaching students to keep the opponents close to them.)
    3. "There is no hopping in kenpo".
    4. "Anything that touches your body is yours to keep." (re-grabbing)


    I have more of them, but I'll have to think. Let's hear some of yours.

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    Somehow, miraculously, he's still standing, and that offends me.....
    Just because you do something one way, does not mean that everyone else does it that way, or that it is even the correct way.

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    I usually say "If it was easy we would call it Tae Kwon Do" when people start complaining about the difficulty of something I am teaching.
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    It is better to give then receive.
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    "that won't leave a mark, but it will make an impression"

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    keep 'em comin'. Those are GREAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I usually say "If it was easy we would call it Tae Kwon Do" when people start complaining about the difficulty of something I am teaching.
    Bwahahahaha! Nice!


    "This is shampoo self-defense...lather, rinse, repeat as necessary. In other words: hit 'em, hit 'em, and hit 'em again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad
    I usually say "If it was easy we would call it Tae Kwon Do" when people start complaining about the difficulty of something I am teaching.
    Ouch! I love that one Rob, LOL.
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    I was talking to the students doing long 1 and we were talking about the transitional inward blocks.

    They wanted to know why, so I said, "Just in case, block you face."

    A good rule of thumb.

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    “Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent”

    “You can’t externalize Kenpo until you internalize Kenpo”

    Those are two that my instructor uses that stand out in my mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    I was talking to the students doing long 1 and we were talking about the transitional inward blocks.

    They wanted to know why, so I said, "Just in case, block you face."
    Which one's? In the beginning or the 2nd half of the form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth
    Which one's? In the beginning or the 2nd half of the form?
    There are transitory inward blocks throughout the first two thirds of the kata.

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    In addition to something previously said:
    "Practice does not make perfect: Perfect practice makes perfect!"

    "It's a poor set of feet that lets a body get beat!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesensei
    In addition to something previously said:
    "Practice does not make perfect: Perfect practice makes perfect!"
    I actually prefer something that I heard Tony Blauer say once, that: "Practice doesn't make perfect, Perfect practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes you better and better is where it's at."
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    hear the sound of one hand clapping
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    Your signature 'to feel is to believe' is a good catch phrase too.

    I had one instructor who used to say, "Bruises built character."

    I never thought I wanted a bruised character, so I didn't buy into that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    Your signature 'to feel is to believe' is a good catch phrase too.

    I had one instructor who used to say, "Bruises built character."

    I never thought I wanted a bruised character, so I didn't buy into that one.

    --Amy
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    "It's not the belt you have, it is what you know that counts."

    "A belt is only meant to hold your pants up."
    "To hear is to doubt. To see is to be deceived. But to feel is to believe." -- SGM Ed Parker

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    The other night we were practicing defenses against a rear bear hug attack with the arms pinned. The students didn't have enough "attitude" for me and were kind of lazy about the way they were executing the techniques and weren't really convincing me that they did not want the attacker to let go so I asked, "What is this? Broke-Back Kenpo?" That did the trick.
    "It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." – Charles A. Beard

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerkarate
    "It's not the belt you have, it is what you know that counts."
    I've heard it as, "It's not what you show, it's what you know that counts." but it's the same meaning.

    I love the 'broke-back kenpo' comment. Funny.

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