"Since karate is a martial art, you must practice with the utmost seriousness from the very beginning."
"Try to do exactly as you are taught without complaining or quibbling."
"When you are learning a new technique, practice it wholeheartedly until you truly understand it."
"Don't pretend to be a great master and don't try to show off your strength."
"Remember that you must always have a deep regard for courtesy, and you must be respectful and obedient toward your seniors."
"You must ignore the bad and adopt the good."
"Think of everyday life as karate training."
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Important Points - Six Rules
(the strict observance of which is absolutely essential for any man desirous of understanding the nature of the art)
From Karate-do: My Way of Life
You must be deadly serious in training......
Train with both heart and soul without worrying about theory - [Spirit First, Technique second)......
Rule number three is missing, lost, could not be found or was never written? (but is probably the same as or very similar to the training precept No. 3 above i.e.:- ""When you are learning a new technique, practice it wholeheartedly until you truly understand it."
Avoid self-conceit and dogmatism......
Try to see yourself as you truly are and try to adopt what is meritorious in the work of others.....
Abide by the rules of ethics in your daily life, whether in public or private......
The Three Cardinal Principles of Kata by Gichin Funakoshi
1. Chikara No Kyojaku (Power Control)
2. Karada No ShinShiku (Expansion & Contraction of Muscles)
3. Waza No Kamkyu (Speed & Rythm Control)
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