These are some basic proverb that you should keep in mind when practicing karate. Dojo kun means basic principles of karate school.
Karate begins and ends with courtesy.
Karate is for self defense only.
Develop your body, technique and spirit.
Karate is kata.
Arms and legs are like knifes and
Kokoro to waza to karada o kitae nintairyoku
o yashinao, koto ga Uchinan Koryushu
no honshitsu de aru.
The essence of old okinawa karate is
perseverance in the training of
spirit, technique and body.
Words of Wisdom:
Let anger be your enemy.
Remember, an empty vessel makes the most noise
Patience is the foundation upon which security and long life rest.
Know well your station in life.
Success is the fruit of the strong and wise.
Mind you manners and your own business.
Be happy without cause and make the best of what you have.
Despair is the conclusion of fools. Tomorrow’s success is built upon yesterday’s failures. Live in the here and now. Do not see more but learn to enjoy less.
The barriers of human achievement lie only in the mind.
Eight poems of the Fist:
The human mind is one with heaven and earth.
Our blood circulation parallels the solar and lunar cycles of each day.
Inhaling represents softness while exhaling characterizes hardness.
Adapt to changing conditions.
Response must result without conscious thought.
Distancing and posture dictates the outcome of the meeting.
See what is unseeable.
Expect what is unexpected.