Bruce Lee is the best martial artist of all time not because he was a pioneer of his art. He studied different forms of martial arts during his lifetime and extracted what he believed to be the most effective and practical moves from these styles, eventually forming Jeet Kune Do. He believed that simplicity was the best approach and that one should always be striving to become better, faster and stronger. Bruce Lee was very philosophical and one of the best things about him was his ability to dissect one’s mind, including that of his opponents. Bruce was extremely intelligent and a once-in-a-lifetime talent who will forever be a legend. It is a shame he died at such a young age. Bruce was and is an inspiration to millions!
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits, there are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
This is one of my favorite Bruce Lee movies of all time, let alone one of my all-time favorites! It is very nostalgic to watch this movie, as it brings me back to my youth. Reminds me of practicing karate with my brother, performing karate demonstrations with our dojo, and competing in tournaments. Miss those days!!
“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.”
― Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do
What an amazing book! This is one of my favorite books of all time.
I look to athletes as role models, not only for myself, but for kids around the world. I like to look at athletes work ethic and embody that in my everyday work. They wake up at 5 Am for workouts, have practice, then watch film on the work they just put in. I respect that! Here are a few sport related quotes that you can implement into your personal philosophy.
Well said, Erin!
“Michael knows best”
The path of least resistance isn’t always the best. Sometimes you have to stick it out, fail, get up, and try again to become successful. Athletes have figured that out. Keep grinding and good things will come.
Stuart Quan was my mentor and Sen Sei as I grew up and earned my black belt.
This man taught me a lot about life and he has helped shape me into the man I am today. I can’t thank him enough for his guidance and influence in my life.
You can learn more about Stuart Quan and his life here:
In Honor of Stuart Quan
Hey! Here’s a mention of me when I won the Advanced Traditonal Weapons division! Those were great times. I owe a lot of my life lessons to the amazing Sen Sei’s I’ve had over the years.
Check out my honarable mention and accomplishment here!