The Art of Zen

The Ricc boys often use Zen tactics, and other mental games used by ancient warriors, before battle. Here we are preparing for the war against a an order of Steers spareribs and a Steers Steak Burger. Food of Champions if you will.

Other nuggets that I use are words from all the warriors out there. Here are a few that I like, and will refer to before I take on next week's battle. Please note that they have been left untouched so that you appreciate the rawness of the speakers.

The Fight (from Brett Sutton)
i mean real men, hank , my corner man in 8 of my fights , punchy but commonsences of 278 wars , in between the ropes and a thousand out of them .
"them bums dont no nothin with stop watches and heart bullshit monitors , doc , you win ,cause you want it more than the guy standing in front of you , no stop watch tells you that , now you canary neck ,get about finden away to take this ....bum, down , cause he is murdering you , and its making me look bad , you aint gonna outbox him , you aint gonna out punch him , he punches harder , and i aint going to bullshit to yer , the way to beat him , is out will him , make him believe ,you will die for it ," mouth guard goes in, "doc , stop this shit , and make me believe,you will die for it , now piss off , and be a man ,my son."

Swimming Pool Advice (Brett Sutton)
"doc , can you give us , your best advise on how to use a scientific dictom , to help the conference delegates improve their coaching.'
Well thats a tuff one , let me see , to be honest , i would say , shut the windows and turn the chlorine up , it makes em tuffer "

Rocky Balboa (the movie)
So, what we'll be calling on is good ol’ fashion blunt force trauma. Horsepower. Heavy-duty, cast-iron, piledriving punches that will have to hurt so much they'll rattle his ancestors. Every time you hit him with a shot, it's gotta feel like he tried kiss the express train.

Get ready to kiss the express train,


  1. Robby

    Best of luck for the big one. I guess the training's done and now it's time to face the music. I like the quotes - thoughts to store up for the second half of the marathon when they sort out the men from the boys. Give it horns.

    A few of the lads are down there to join you - notably Mike & Eugene.

    Here's a couple of Ali quotes:

    1. 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 last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.

    And an Ali classic:

    2. If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.

  2. Houston,

    Awesome words from the athlete formerly known as Mr Clay! When the going gets tough, I'll think of those words and of you leading the charge in Western Oz. If I can just mimic your perfect form and ability to run without touching the ground, I'm in for great things.
    I'll let you know how I get on, and post some updates from PE when I get there next Thursday.