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#1. In karate, hitting, thrusting, and kicking are not the only methods, throwing techniques and pressure against joints are included ... all these techniques should be studied referring to basic kata - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#2. In time of grave public crisis, one must have the courage to face a million and one opponents. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#3. 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. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#4. Karate is like boiling water: without heat, it returns to it's tepid state - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#5. You must ignore the bad and adopt the good. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#6. Don't pretend to be a great master and don't try to show off your strength. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#7. Students of any art, including Karate-do must never forget the cultivation of the mind and the body. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#8. There is no first strike in Karate. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#9. The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#10. Karate is a technique that permits one to defend himself with his bare hands and fists without weapons. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#11. Inner mental technique is more important than the physical one. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#12. To practice kata is not to memorize an order. Find the katas that work for you, understand them, digest them & stick with them for life. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#13. Success, cannot be attained alone. Any person's time and power is limited. A wise leader enlists others in working toward organizational goals. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#14. Once a kata has been learned, it must be practised repeatedly until it can be applied in an emergency, for knowledge of just the sequence of a kata in karate is useless. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#15. What you have been taught by listening to others' words you will forget very quickly; what you have learned with your whole body you will remember for the rest of your life. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#16. Always be ready to release your mind. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#17. Karate is like boiling water, if you do not heat it constantly, it will cool. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#18. When you leave your home, think that you have numerous opponents waiting for you (it is your behavior that invites trouble from them). - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#19. Since karate is a martial art, you must practice with the utmost seriousness from the very beginning. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#20. Only through training will a person learn his own weaknesses ... He who is aware of his weaknesses will remain master of himself in any situation. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#21. Only a true weakling is capable of true courage. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#22. Karate-do strives internally to train the mind to develop a clear conscience, enabling one to face the world honestly, while externally developing strength to the point where one may overcome even ferocious wild animals. Mind and technique become one in true karate. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#23. When you look at life think in terms of karate. But remember that karate is not only karate
it is life. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#24. Any man will be able, after sufficient practice, to accomplish remarkable feats of strength, but he may go only so far and no farther. There is a limit to human physical strength that no one can exceed. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#25. In the past, it was expected that about three years were required to learn a single kata, and usually even an expert of considerable skill would only know three, or at most five, kata. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#26. To search for the old is to understand the new. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#27. The secret principle of martial arts is not vanquishing the attacker, but resolving to avoid an encounter before its occurrence. To become an object of an attack is an indication that there was an opening in one's guard, and the important thing is to be on guard at all times. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#28. Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behaviour. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#29. Karate-do begins with courtesy and ends with rei. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#30. When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#31. Karate begins and ends with courtesy. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#32. Karate is a defensive art from beginning to end. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#33. The correct understanding of Karate and its proper use is Karate-do. One who truly trains in this do [way] and actually understands Karate-do is never easily drawn into a fight. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#34. Put Karate into your everyday living, that is how you will see true beauty. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#35. Think of everyday life as karate training. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#36. When you are learning a new technique, practice it wholeheartedly until you truly understand it. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#37. Beginners must master low stance and posture, natural body positions are for the advanced. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#38. You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#39. Remember that you must always have a deep regard for courtesy, and you must be respectful and obedient toward your seniors. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#40. Try to do exactly as you are taught without complaining or quibbling. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#41. No matter how you may excel in the art of Karate, and in your scholastic endeavors, nothing is more important than your behavior and your humanity as observed in daily life. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#42. One of the most striking features of karate is that it may be engaged in by anybody, young or old, strong or weak, male or female. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#43. In battle, do not think that you have to win. Think rather that you do not have to lose. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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#44. You must be deadly serious in training. When I say that, I do not mean that you should be reasonably diligent or moderately in earnest. I mean that your opponent must always be present in your mind, whether you sit or stand or walk or raise your arms. - Author: Gichin Funakoshi
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