What we teach, how we train
Discipline and Respect
"Do not forget, Karate begins and ends with Rei" (meaning courtesy and respect)
Focus, Concentration and Coordination
"The mind needs to be freed"
Fitness and Flexibility
"Postures are for the beginner later they are natural positions"
Sparring (kumite) and Self Defense
"There is no first attack in Karate"
"Transform yourself according to the oponent"
"Imagine one's arms and legs as swords"
Basics and Kata
"Understand yourself first , then understand others"
"Transform everything into karate : there lies the exquisiteness"
"Do not forget the control of;
the dynamics power
the elasticity of body
the speed of technique
"Karate supports righteousness"
The phrases in parenthesis are some of the 20 precepts of Karate-Do, written in the 1930s by the father of modern Karate, the late Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957)
Page by : Ahmet Ozcelik [Kleiven]