More famous quotes from Gichin Funakoshi

Poem by Master Funakoshi

"To search for the old is to understand the new.
The old, the new
This is a matter of time.

In all things man must have a clear mind.

The Way:
Who will pass it on straight and well?"


He also wrote the following poem called;-


"A Full Determination  - Ji Fun Shi"

On the Island to the sea to the south,

There is transmitted an exquisite art.

This is karate.

To my great regret,

The art has declined

And its transmission is in doubt.

Who would undertake

The monumental task

Of Restoration and Revival?

This task I must undertake;

Who would if I didn't?

I vowed to the blue sky.


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Updated: Friday, 10 September 2010