This quote can apply to any discipline, but I always jump at the chance to draw some martial-arts/japanese-scroll/vintage-paper type illustration. Plus it’s a nice change from all the cartoony, bright and fun stuff I’ve been doing recently.

I know there are quite a few martial-artists who visit this site (I’m guessing thanks to the Bruce Lee series). If you do train in a martial-art, I’d love for you to leave a comment as to why and maybe let the other readers know the Zen benefits of practicing a martial art. I’m a phoney because I haven’t trained in years, but maybe one of your comments will inspire me to get back into it :)

- Reader Paulo (thanks!) submitted this proverb but I can’t find any definitive source. All the websites I’ve seen it on attribute it as a ‘Zen Proverb’. If anyone has anymore information about its origin please leave a comment.
- The old master is loosely based on Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo.