Confidence comes with knowledge. Together, these will allow you to face any challenge directly, and always able to apply whatever measures necessary to control any situation.
The mind holds an image of grace, which it teaches the body. The body has life and feeling, which it teaches the mind, until at last the body is graceful, and the mind is alive and alert.
Remain calm; ready, but not tensed. Like the deceptive calm of the sea, which can become a tidal wave…like the light touch of a breeze, which can become a fierce, destructive storm.
When you move, be free and fluid. When you strike, be quick and powerful. When you overcome, take no glory in it. A skillful warrior strikes a decisive blow out of necessity, not from a wish to harm others.
Anyone can achieve great things, if they have the strength to conquer themselves.
A wise person can learn more from a foolish question than a foolish person can learn from a wise answer.
Karate is based on self-reliance. Through training, one forges an iron will and indomitable spirit. If there was no other result in one’s practice, the effort one makes to improve one’s self is beyond price.
Your art will allow you to avoid, divert, neutralize, or blend with any destructive force. Action follows through. Concentration improves all techniques.
Willing is not enough, we must do.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply.
Doing is not enough, we must improve.
This is perfection of technique.
Effectiveness profits from simplicity, thus one is able to do the most with the least. True refinement seeks simplicity, thus all movements are governed by efficiency.
Self control, self discipline and self development…these are required for the perfection of any martial art; where all movement must be precisely timed. Action becomes spontaneous.