KUCHI-WAZA (Kata & Training Lore)
"...tell them to step first" -Ansei Ueshiro
"...to those who are not now studying, I have nothing to say. I would tell those who are now studying not to stop, Karate is a lifelong pursuit" - Ansei Ueshiro
"...Attendance. The single most important thing you can do which effects the dojo and everyone in the dojo is to "show up". Participate in scheduled workouts, testings, promotions, travel, anniversaries, demonstrations, visits by people in our organization who travel into town and whenever else you may be needed. The person who will benefit the most from this is "you". "Circulate do not isolate..." -Hanshi Scaglione
Happiness comes when you overcome the most impossible challenge.
"The best time to plant a bamboo tree was 40 years ago. The second best time is now" -Lao Tzu
The hardest part is showing up, and lining up.
hit with the belly
"joy & vigor" -Hanshi Scaglione
The Karate Creed - "I come to you with only Karate, my hands are empty, but I fear no man, should I be forced to defend myself, my honor or my principles, should it be matter of right or wrong, life or death, then here are my weapons, my empty hands"
find the answer on the deck... the sacred training hall
react to the count
there is no first attack...
whom, who finishes stretching first, loses
"karate begins with courtesy and ends with it " Shoshin Nagamine
"kata.. once grabbed it may slip away only to be grasped once again. " -Hanshi Scaglione
an elbow is a terrible thing to waste...
"...within martial arts training lies the key to the mastery of life" -Powell Sensei
be humble; you will remain yourself. be flexible, bend, and you will be straight. be ever receptive and you will be satisfied. become tired and weary and you will be renewed. have little, you will have enough; to have abundance is to be troubled.... -Tao
"Extend the line..." -Eddie Garcia