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A Different Kind Of Rumble In The Jungle

Who else has vivid memories of that absolutely unforgettable boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) on October 30, 1974?

This fight was promoted as and even today it is simply known as “Rumble In The Jungle”.

Ali won in the 8th round by KO after fighting a very clever bout by wearing Foreman out or better letting Big George wear himself out.


But there is a different kind of “Rumble In The Jungle” that I want to introduce to you today.

Several years ago I was watching “The Rundown” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Christopher Walken and Seann William Scott.

There is one fight scene that takes place in the Brazilian jungle that always gets my attention, especially because one of the jungle fighters is played by Erne Reyes Jr. and he does an incredible job.

But I will let you be the judge:

 

Seann William Scott has a point when he refers to these fierce jungle fighters as “Speedy little bastards.”

Agree or disagree?

 

Antidote To March Madness

 

“Always be able to kill your students.” – Masaaki Hatsumi (Bujinkan Ninjutsu)

Did he really say that?  – TheMartialArtsReporter

“A good martial artist does not become tense but ready, not thinking but yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come.” Bruce Lee

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” Muhammad Ali

“Courage is being afraid, but then doing what you have to do anyway.” Rudy Giuliani

“The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.” The Dhammapada

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Napoleon Bonaparte

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.” Navy SEALs

“Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before the fight, while the ignorant fight to win.” O Sensei Ueshiba

“The measure of a man is not in how he gets knocked to the mat, it is in how he gets up.” Unknown, but could have been me. Really.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“You carry on no matter what the obstacles. You simply refuse to give up … and, when the going gets tough, you get tougher. And you win.” Vince Lombardi

“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” Vince Lombardi

“No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.” Dwight Eisenhower
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