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Old September 25, 2001, 05:41 AM   #1
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Is anyone familiar with this quote?

I believe it may have been Mike Tyson who said something to the effect " Everyone has a plan until the first puch is thrown." I've been looking for the exact quote and who said it and thought someone here might know.
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Old September 25, 2001, 06:45 PM   #2
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Quotable Quote

There are a lot of variations on this quote. I always thought that D'atamo (or however it is spelled), Tyson's trainer back in the day said it.

I prefer this version: "Everyone always has a plan until they get hit."

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Old September 25, 2001, 06:52 PM   #3
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Brother Murphy said it long long before Tyson got out of his dipers. No plan survives first contact with the enemy.

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Old September 27, 2001, 02:50 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Thanks guys,
Triple D that's what I was looking for.
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Old September 27, 2001, 09:49 AM   #5
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At British Army staff schools there is a saying that no battle plan survives the first shot (or something similiar.) Thisa probably goes back at least a century.
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Old September 27, 2001, 08:33 PM   #6
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This may be slightly off topic but I was having a discussion with a co-worker today who is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and she is thinking of taking up karate. We both agreed that if nothing else, the matiral arts are good for the average person to learn that they can take usually a hit and still fight if their resolve is strong. She said she used to dread the moment before sparring for higher belts, but once the first punch or kick was thrown, she was in it to win.
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Old September 30, 2001, 09:42 PM   #7
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Von Clauswitz said "No plan of battle survives contact with the enemy" in "On War".
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Old October 1, 2001, 08:41 AM   #8
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Heh. Some years ago, there were times when I was too "jumpy" to wait to perform a technique at the right time. Several times, I had my training partners

Hit me!

"What?"

HIT ME!

<whap!> After that, I was able to get on with doing the tech right, because I'd already experienced what my body was afraid of!
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