"A dojo [pracice hall] is a miniature cosmos where we make contact with ourselves - our fears, anxieties, reactions, and habits. It is an arena of confined conflict where we confront an opponent who is not an opponent but rather a partner engaged in helping us understand ourselves more fully."
"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action." (Samurai Maxim)
"You must learn to allow patience and stillness to take over from anxiety and frantic activity for the sake of doing something."
"Controlled breathing restores calm, confidence, and strength."
"Control your emotion or it will control you." (Chinese Adage)