PHILOSOPHY Of Phillip Rhee



   dia_red.gif ACHIEVEMENT:  To win without RISK is to triumph without GLORY.
    BELIEF:   Faith that makes everything POSSIBLE.
   dia_gray.gif CHOICE:      The greatest POWER that we possess. 
   dia_gray.gif CONFIDENCE:  Being PREPARED.
   dia_gray.gif CONFLICT:      A war existing between the SENSES and REASON. 
   dia_gray.gif COURAGE:  Resistance to FEAR not absences of FEAR.
   dia_gray.gif CONCENTRATION: A focal point of all your ENERGY.
   dia_gray.gif MASTERY:       When your thoughts and action are ONE.
   dia_gray.gif STRATEGY:    The ability to MANUEVER and CONTROL your opponent.
   dia_gray.gif RESPECT:           The ability to recognize the special QUALITY in each individual.
   dia_gray.gif EXCELLENCE:   Doing MORE than what is expected of you.
   dia_gray.gif FEAR:       A thought that can be overcome by ACTION.
   dia_gray.gif GOALS:       The most important thing about goal is HAVING ONE.
   dia_gray.gif POWER:             Knowledge.
   dia_gray.gif KI :            A SOUND that  brings together MENTAL and PHYSICAL energy into one place of focus.
   dia_gray.gif MEDITATION:       Finding INNER PEACE.
   dia_gray.gif INNER STRENGTH: Turning NEGATIVE into POSITIVE.
   dia_gray.gif SELF CONTROL:    Knowing YOURSELF.
   dia_gray.gif DISCIPLINE:          Accepting HARD WORK.
   dia_gray.gif COMPASSION:      Giving.
   dia_gray.gif WARRIOR SPIRIT: Never saying ¡° I QUIT¡±.
   dia_gray.gif LOYALTY:     A definition of CHARACTER.
   dia_gray.gif HONESTY:         Being TRUE to YOURSELF.
   dia_gray.gif WINNER:         Being a CHAMPION of LIFE.
   dia_gray.gif SUCCESS:      Money comes and goes.  FAMILY and true FRIENDS are forever.
   dia_gray.gif LOVE:  Appreciating the BEAUTY in LIFE.
   dia_gray.gif HUMILITY:    Being HUMBLE.
   dia_gray.gif TEMPER:        A thought that MUST be CONTROLLED
   dia_gray.gif EGO:      A SIGN of WEAKNESS
   dia_gray.gif GLORY:     A reward for PASSION.
   dia_gray.gif MISTAKE:    A path to PERFECTION.
   dia_gray.gif FAILURE:   A road bump towards SUCCESS.
   dia_red.gif FINAL WORDS:

We as human beings must always help others, through our strength we help the weak. Through our compassion, we change the world, one day at a time. Good will always prevail over Evil.




   square03_orange.gif SPARRING TIPS AND STRATEGY 


      1.     Size up your opponent before you engage.  If he strikes first then you know he is an  offensive fighter.               If he waits for your attack then you know he is a defensive fighter.

      2.     Find out what technique your opponent is good at by giving a fake.  If your opponent moves his               hands then you know he is a puncher.  If your opponent moves his leg then you know right away that               he is a kicker.

      3.     Try to get your opponent to attack first, either by a fake or taunt.  You will quickly learn what  technique               your opponent relies on.  (every fighter has their favorite technique) then plan a counter for that attack.

      4.     Do not telegraph your attack.

      5.     Never show fear when sparring.  Your opponent will sense fear and go on the attack, however, fear               also can be used as a fake.

      6.     When you and your opponent are in hitting range make sure you¡¯re legs are never wider than your               shoulder width.  Wider stands makes your movements slower.

      7.     Always set up your opponent before you strike.  Set up high, strike low.  Set up low, strike high. Most               experience fighters will never get hit unless you set them up.

      8.     Always relax the body before you strike. Tension slows down attacks. Visualize a snake attacking it¡¯s               prey. Calm, relaxed, then strike with lightening speed.

      9.     Close the gap between your thought and action.  Don¡¯t think too long or the opportunity is lost.

     10.    The moment to strike an opponent is when he is about to launch an attack or as he is landing from his               attack.

     11.    Jabs and back knuckles are the fastest weapon for your hands which is done with the lead hand. Also               practice round house and side kicks like a jab with the lead leg to set up or jam oncoming               opponent.

     12.     Always remember when your opponent attacks -- a part of their body will be exposed for counter.               This applies to your counter as well.

     13.     If you are constantly clashing with your opponent then you must work on timing.  If you don¡¯t               understand timing then go back to rule #10.

     14.     Focus on the target in your mind without looking at the target.

     15.     Don¡¯t kick just to be kicking.  Let each technique have a purpose rather than kicking or punching for                the sake of just sparring.

     16.     Don¡¯t block unnecessary attacks.

     17.     Pace your energy, kicking takes more energy than hands so use it sparingly.

     18.     If your opponent is good with sliding kicks then the time to attack is when his feet comes together right                before he tries to launch a kick.

     19.     If your opponent has a great counter back kick with his right leg and you also fight with right leg back                then you must switch your fighting stands with left leg back instead of right, this way you can move                away faster and not walk into his back kick

     20.     Watch your opponents body movement, not just their eyes.  Experienced fighters do not show                emotion so you must focus on their whole body.

     21.     Use back knuckle to set up opponent or to cover their vision.

     22.     Don¡¯t turn your back on an opponent.

     23.     Don¡¯t¡¯ try to score on the first attack.  Have in mind to set up and score on the 2nd or the 3rd attack.

     24.     The most common technique used in sparring is round house kick.  Learn various counter for  the                round house kick.  Such as back kicks and spin heel kick.

     25.     When cornered, jam your opponent¡¯s attack before they can fully extend their leg or hand and slip out                to the side.

     26.     Every attack has a counter so learn them.  You learned that playing rock, paper, scissors as a kid.

     27.     If you get hit, never lose your temper and go after your opponent, your rage will make you more                venerable for a counter attack.

     28.     When fighting a defensive fighter, you must use fakes to open them up before attacking.

     29.     Learn to side step when kicking in close distance.

     30.     Do not use high jump kicks for sparring.  Low jump kicks are okay at a higher level.

     31.     Do not back up straight against a combination attack, move side ways or jam them before they can                launch their attack.

     32.     When you attack there must be no doubt or hesitation, you must commit otherwise, you are open to                counter attack.

     33.     Do not always try to beat your opponent in the first round, especially if they are bigger.  Cover up                well, make them move, get them tired then move in.

     34.     Never under estimate your opponent.

     35.     No one person fights the same.  Quickly adopt and assess opponent¡¯s weakness.

     36.     Sparring has 3 principles. RELEASE energy.  RESERVE energy and REGENERATE energy.







  square03_orange.gif  Five elements you must master in order to become a Champion.

                                                  1.                  Speed.

                                                  2.                  Power

                                                  3.                  Technique

                                                  4.                  Timing

                                                  5.                  Confidence.




A true CHAMPION is one who is a champion in LIFE not just in the RING.


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