(13) The error of stoicism is that you can always do what you can sometimes do.
G. K. Chesterton, English philosopher, author, famous for making his point through popular sayings. b. 1874, d. 1936.
[By Diane Gold] This simple comment, thought said in the context of martial arts, can apply to any task. Having one success should not fool us into thinking we have conquered everything. This is not a belittlement of any achievement; it is just a statement which reminds us to stay aware and not to expect success or failure but to do the task at hand, regardless, be it dieting to lose weight or lifting 300 pounds.
(12) The side effects of exercise are way better than the side effects of medication.
Ken Bohannon, Health & Fitness Journalist, Palm Beach Post & Fitness Blog and World Tai Chi Day inquirer.
(11) Inspirational thought wears off. Aspirational thought lingers.
Frank McKinney, real estate mogul, author and 135-mile Badwater marathon runner.
(10) Your Warriors Of Weight is wonderful. My daughter and I are going to do it [the techniques and exercises recommended] together for a New Year’s Resolution.
Orly, organic cook, restauranteur and mother
(8) I find Diane Gold to have a mind blowing knowledge of body mechanics.
She has ways of doing the smallest things that get amazing results.
A. A., avid tai chi student
(6) When we use personal failure and the judgment of others as building blocks, stepping stones and learning tools; we are never lacking in opportunities to succeed.
(5) I find Diane Gold to have a mind-blowing knowledge of body mechanics. She has ways of doing the smallest things that get amazing results.
AA, tai chi student
(4) As a result of Diane’s mentoring and teaching, our daughter has demonstrated a much higher level of self-awareness and self-esteem, as she continues to learn that kung fu is a philosophy of life that can be implemented in everything, not just the physical aspects.
Our daughter is much more self-assured, knowing that what she learns from her teacher will carry her through her life with more poise and inner (and outer) strength.
We are both so grateful for the wisdom and compassion Diane shows towards us as we learn new ways of thinking and moving through life on our journey. When being taught by Diane, it is as if we are the only students she has, as she devotes her time, even out of sessions, to be there for her students. She is an amazing role model for people of all ages, and we are extremely grateful that she came into our lives.
DT, proud mom of a student
(3) What a nice learning experience this was for me … You truly are a fabulous teacher.”
MS, tai chi student
(0) Written By Faithful Student, Carlos S.
Two years ago I had been stricken by an almost tragedy. I was diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumor. Usually people react different ways (shock, denial, etc.). I decided to fight and establish a plan on several fronts:
1-Top medicine available, I was lucky because the Jackson Memorial Hospital in MIAMI has a very sophisticated and talented team of neurosurgeons
2-Faith in Jesus
3-Practice Kung Fu, for building strength, balance and self-confidence and Tai Chi for peace, balance and concentration.
For number 1, I encountered very professional and talented medical practitioners and Ph.Ds of the University of Miami. For number 2, I had Jesus. And number 3, I was blessed to meet Si Jei Diane Gold, who, in addition to her outstanding martial arts capabilities, is an excellent advisor/friend and coach for success in life. I enjoy everything I learn from Si Jei Diane.
Now even the doctors are advising their other patients to practice Tai Chi to help in their treatments.
[By Diane Gold] Carlos S. was a faithful kung fu and tai chi student who practiced daily and had lessons every other day for two years with Diane Gold. This testimonial serves as a dedication to his commitment to personal growth. He passed on January 3, 2010.