More famous quotes from Gichin Funakoshi
Do not think that you have to win, rather think that you do not have to lose.
Karate is like hot water - if you do not give it heat constantly it will again become cold.
Do not think that Karate is only in the Dojo.
Know yourself first and then others.
In traditional karate-do, we always keep in mind that the true opponent is oneself.
You may train for a long, long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down down like a puppet, learning karate is not. very different from learning to dance. You will have never reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do.
True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice.
The Best Defence by Master Funakoshi (?)
Avoid the situation altogether
Walk or run away from "the situation" if one presents itself
Talk your way out of it
Control techniques (for friends or ones who are annoying but not threatening) and finally
Use force for force
for his Training Precepts........(click here)
Poem by Master Funakoshi
"To search for the old is to
understand the new.
Updated: Friday, 10 September 2010