Winning your Fight; What Does it Take?

Posted by: John W. Zimmer
Under: martial arts
24 Mar 2010

8 Responses to “Winning your Fight; What Does it Take?”

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  2. pat Says:

    What is that saying. Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, your right. Is that by Dale Carnegie? Good insight.
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  3. Dr. J Says:

    Your post reminds me of a tennis opponent of mine who always said, “I gave it away.” when beaten :-)

    Seriously John, I won my share of fights, and certainly was beaten enough as I gained skills with training. For me, learning that the true battle was with myself was where I felt I had the most success.

    Now as a surgeon, I always went into battle knowing that I would win, and in that arena, I’m grateful that, so far, I always have.
    .-= Dr. J´s last blog ..Lab Notes: Flaxseed – A Natural Way to Lower Men’s Cholesterol =-.

  4. TheMartialArtsReporter Says:

    This post cannot be a coincidence.
    I have been diving deeper and deeper
    into this topic. Especially because
    I have been playing more tennis lately.
    Applied some affirmations and getting in
    the zone during a match yesterday and
    my partner and I won 6-0, 6-0. Incredible.
    This might sound familiar: Had I known
    then, what I know now… I would have won
    many more karate fights.
    But heck, you live and learn.
    Thanks for the great post.
    .-= TheMartialArtsReporter´s last blog ..I Really Hope Thiago Alves …. =-.

  5. Matt Klein Says:

    I believe the secret is controlled aggression, just like any sport–even in a street fight. I have seen a lot of guys fight blindly with rage. They usually lose. You need to be detached and pick your opponent apart with skill and cunning. Explode with power but with control and it does not matter who you are facing.

  6. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Pat – Yep I read Dale C a lot. Self fulfilling prophecy.

    Dr J! Yep the true battle is with ones self.

    Tiger! It sounds like you are now truly enlightened!

    Matt – Yes! As much with knowing you win or lose on your own merits – it fosters the right fighting spirit!

    Thanks Gentlemen for your sage insights! :)

  7. Pat Says:

    I was expecting something very different than what happened on the video. I was figuring some zen message or great advice from an actor. Much to simple, go gamble.

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