Funakoshi's 20 Principles of Karate
1. In Karate, start with a bow and finish with
2. There is no first attack in Karate
3. Karate is a great assistance to justice.
4. Know yourself first and then others.
5. Spirit first: techniques second.
6. Be ready to release your mind.
7. Accidents come out of idleness.
8. Do not think that you can learn Karate only in the Dojo.
9. It will take your entire life to learn Karate.
10. Karate-ize everything.
11. Karate is just like hot water. If you do not give heat constantly,
it will again become cold water.
12. Do not think you have to win. Think, rather, that you do not
have to lose.
13. Victory depends on your ability to tell vulnerable points
from invulnerable ones.
14. Move according to your opponent.
15. Consider your opponent's hands and legs as you would sharp
16. As soon as you leave home for work, think that millions of
opponents are waiting for you.
17. Low stance for beginners; natural stance for advanced students.
18. Practicing a Kata is one thing and engaging in a real fight
19. Do not forget (1) light and heavy application of power, (2)
expansion and contraction of the body, (3) slowness and speed
20. Devise at all times.
(Translated by: Mr. S. Koyama)
2009 Training Schedule:
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and formerly by:
John Nunez, 5th Dan, ISKF
Sara Grimes, 6th Dan, ISKF
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