At the start of his first Taekwondo class, a new student complained to the instructor that it was too cold in the training area. The instructor replied "No problem, I'll adjust the air conditioner." During the class the student complained to the instructor that it was too hot. The instructor replied "No problem, I'll adjust the air conditioner." After class, the student's mother commented to the instructor "I commend you for your patience with my son's complaints about the air conditioning." The instructor replied "No problem, I don't have air conditioning."
At a tournament, an instructor was counseling a young student. "Billy, I heard you asking that boy from Charlotte what style of martial arts he studied. That's not a polite question to ask. If he is studying Taekwondo, he will tell you soon enough. If he isn't, then you shouldn't embarrass him in public."
Things have changed since I began Taekwondo training in the 1960's. Then I had long hair, now I long for hair. Then I looked forward to a good KEG, now I look forward to a good EKG. Then I was concerned with the Rolling Stones, now I am concerned with kidney stones. Then it was screw the system, now it is upgrade the system. Then I tried to look like Marlon Brando, now I try not to look like Marlon Brando.
A group of ninja trainees were crossing a deep canyon. The ten men and one women were moving hand-over-hand along a rope extending across the canyon. Half way across, they noticed the rope was fraying and would not support all their weight. They decided that one person had to let go so the others could survive. No one volunteered until the woman finally spoke up. She said she was willing to sacrifice her life for her comrades because women were used to sacrificing their lives for their husbands and children. Her speech was so touching that when she finished speaking, the men started clapping.