"90 percent of karate is half mental."
"The enemy is always bigger, faster, and stronger than you are."
"Posture is everything."
"Always picture a straight line extending forward from your feet, and stretching off into infinity. Why infinity? Because that's how long it will take you to get the stance right."
And this, while not strictly a rule, was the one of funniest things I've ever seen in the dojo.
Sensei: Is your gi on backwards?
My sister: Ossu Sensei
Sensei: Well then, I guess you'll just have to the kata backwards.
He made the entire class do the kata backwards. Twice.
Edited by SaintBarSteward (05/22/07 12:04 PM)