I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
To develop proper distance and penetration against a moving target, use a partner equipped either with a body protector or an air bag. He can either stand still and take the brunt of the kick, or he can back away from the attack. The former teaches proper application of the kick, especially valuable in teaching beginners. The latter training is to teach penetration. As soon as your partner thinks you will attack, he tries to back away as fast as possible. This practice is valuable to both men; one learns to penetrate and the other to back away quickly. The body protector is sometimes used for sharpening the attack. The partner will not attack but will maintain a correct distance in a ready fighting pose. As you begin to attack, he will try to counter, block, or move away. You will have almost the actual feeling of hitting your opponent in a real situation.
I'm much more likely to give myself a kick in the butt than a pat on the back.
You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass.
You learn more from getting your butt kicked than getting it kissed.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
George Bernard Shaw
The Art of War
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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