Thought For The Week

Thought for the Week (May 19th, 2002)

From Salvatore Scaglione, San-Dan
East Meets West NoVA Karate Club



With recent events in our organization have come two
profound thoughts from Sensei Hodes and Sensei Barnes
on Hanshi Scaglione stepping up to accept the
responsibility of filling the void left by the passing
of Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro on 7 May 2002. I add
their words to mine to make this a TFTW trilogy.

“Be the master of your mind rather than be mastered by
your mind.” --Zen Saying

Squat lower—when your mind thinks your legs are tired.
Punch faster—when your mind thinks your fist can’t
move any faster.
Kick higher—when your mind thinks your foot can’t get
any higher.

Challenge the body.

We have always been reminded by Hanshi Scaglione (even
before Nike & Michael Jordan)…

…Just Do It

Domo Arigato,
Salvatore Scaglione
East Meets West NoVA Karate Club