Tablet of War

Spend much time in training
Take needed rest
Always stay a student
Preparation favours the victor.

What makes you strong
And your opponent weak
Answers heard in silence
Actions shown in stillness.

Nervous or excited
Decision or execution
Calmness above all
Make the adjustment when it is needed.

Do not force the next move
Empty your mind
Trust all your instincts
Let the game play itself.

Keep below your team
Win your own battles first
Power comes from sacrifice
Achieve and then let go.

Fight to win and forget about losing
All energy comes from the breath
Respect the game and opponents as self
Great success requires greater humility.

Look for what others teach
Lose your ego
Then go the way
Continue the cycle.