“Don’t win after having struck, but strike having won.” — Takano Sazaburo
Takano Sazaburo was a swordsman born in 1862, and considered one of the major founders of Kendo.
Now go lift something heavy,
PS. The photo is of Tamara and Richard in their ‘merica singlets. 😉 They’ve clearly won without needing to strike at all.
PPS. The translation of this quote comes from Kenji Tokitsu’s book, The Inner Art of Karate.