“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” – Bruce Lee
John Welbourn is a former 9-year NFL starter and CEO of Power Athlete. And he also created the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John started over 100 games with 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete and FUSE MOVE. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete. EAT THE WEAK.
Nice. I watch SYTYCD too. I won’t tell anyone. 🙂
Mike – I am an avid watcher of SYTYCD. And when I saw Jose’s deal about Bruce Lee, I remembered the interview. I had done a post on SoCal SC on 6.12.09 about “Be water, my friend”, http://www.socalsc.com/page/index.php?menu=blog&page=blog&hide&id=2234. I have always been a fan of Bruce Lee and his teachings. I read and re-read his teachings, the Book of Five Rings and the Art of War. Great knowledge in those books. And who better than Bruce Lee for a Kung Fu Movie. I think he was the last one to whoop Chuck Norris’ ass.
Be water, my friend.
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