On Courage

"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior." - Carl von Clausewitz

On Discipline

"In the field of battle, as in all things, you will perform as you practice; so practice hard. With practice, you build the road to accomplish your goals. Excellence lives in attention to detail. Give your all, all the time. Don't save anything for the walk home. The better a knight prepares, the less willing... Read more

Take Risks

“He who fears death will never do anything worth of a man who is alive.” – Seneca

Begin to Live

"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." - Marcus Aurelius

Samurai’s Treasure

"The most treasured possession a samurai possesses is his horse. Those that do not spend time to learn about horsemanship are cowards." - Tsukahara Bokuden (who would have been happy in Montana!)

You must endure…

"You cannot have pleasure without pain and you cannot have pain without pleasure. Your struggles now will be rewarded in the future, so you must endure."Tsukahara Bokuden

Not being defeated…

"My art is different than yours; it consists not in defeating others, but in not being defeated." - Tsukahara Bokuden

Do what you love…

"Human life is truly a short affair. It is better to live doing the things that you like. It is foolish to live within this dream of a world seeing unpleasantness and doing only things that you do not like." Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Chance of Success…

"If you once make an attack and fail, there is little chance of success if you use the same approach again." — Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings