KYOKUSHIN KARATE

(IKO KYOKUSHINKAIKAN)

West Los Angeles Branch

The Eleven Mottoes of Mas Oyama

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  • The Martial Way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore, be properly and genuinely courteous at all times.
  • Following the Martial Way is like scaling a cliff - continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task at hand.
  • Strive to seize the initiative in all things, all the time guarding against actions stemming from selfish animosity or thoughtlessness.
  • Even for the Martial Artist, the place of money cannot be ignored. Yet one should be careful never to become attached to it.
  • The Martial Way is centered in posture. Strive to maintain correct posture at all times.
  • The Martial Way begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of training.
  • In the Martial Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your action as an opportunity to improve.
  • The nature and purpose of the Martial Way is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.
  • The Martial Arts begins with a point and end in a circle. Straight lines stem from this principle.
  • The true essence of the Martial Way can only be realized through experience. Knowing this, learn never to fear its demands.
  • Always remember: In the Martial Arts the rewards of a confident and Grateful heart are truly abundant.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2010 03:06