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#311607 - 12/31/06 09:23 PM Motivation
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Anyone got any good motivationa and/or inspirational writings they can post?
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#311608 - 01/01/07 08:27 AM Re: Motivation [Re: Stormdragon]
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I heard this story a few times, and it is one of my favourites:

Sōke Masaaki Hatsumi, head of the Bujinkan, had taught Steve Hayes (amongest others) from the USA in the 1970's. Mr Hayes, as well as his contemporaries from the US, had returned home in the late 70's/early 80's and begun to teach the Ninpo arts to people in the USA.

Ninjutsu became so popular that Soke Hatsumi was asked to go and teach for a while in the USA. Plans were made, but due to time constraints, Soke Hatsumi had only a small amount of time to learn English.

As Hatsumi would be teaching American students, the tutor & Hatsumi thought that learning commands to run a class were the most important thing to learn. So the tutor asked him what was the most important phrase in English that Hatsumi needed to know, the one thing that was imperative above all others, that he needed to tell people constantly so that they could learn the Ninpo arts.

Hatsumi replied "Keep going".


Not sure if this is what you were after, but I like the story.
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#311609 - 01/01/07 10:24 AM Re: Motivation [Re: Stormdragon]
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"For a ten minute fight, you gotta train ten thousand minutes!" -Mickey from Rocky 2

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#311610 - 01/01/07 04:17 PM Re: Motivation [Re: Stormdragon]
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in the movie "any given sunday" al pachino's characture gives a speach near then end of the movie to motivate the team. i remember i friend of mine had it on mp3 in the car one time an i got thoes tingly cold shivers all over my body, it's the kind of thing that just gets you goin!

down load it as the "peace win inches" speach, its one of the best motivators i've ever herd. that summer when ever we got into my friends car we all demanded to hear that song and we'd all quote it out loud word for word getting just as emotional every time. car full of sissys, lol.

yours in life
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#311611 - 01/01/07 04:47 PM Re: Motivation [Re: student_of_life]
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That hatsumi thing was pretty good thanks. And that anygiven sunday speech I'll definitely check out! Thanks a bunch!
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#311612 - 10/30/07 10:29 PM Re: Motivation [Re: Stormdragon]
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Loc: The Caribbean
"It not about how hard ya hit its about how hard ya get hit and can keep going ." from Rocky in Rocky 6: Rocky Balboa

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