Karate-do Quote

Karate-do Quote

“Karate-do may be referred to as the conflict within yourself, or a life-long marathon which can be won only through self-discipline, hard training, and your own creative efforts.” – Shoshin Nagamine

Karate skills to Subdue Quote

Karate skills to Subdue Quote

“To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.” – Sun-Tsu

Water and Karate Quote

Water and Karate Quote

“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now put water into a cup, it becomes a cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot, it becomes a teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water my friend.” – Bruce Lee

Karate Willing to Risk Quote

Karate Willing to Risk Quote

“Each of us has his cowardice. Each of us is afraid to lose, afraid to die. But hanging back is the way to remain a coward for life. The Way to find courage is to seek it on the field of conflict. And the sure way to victory is willingness to risk one’s own life.” – Mas Oyama

Karate Must Be Practiced Quote

Karate Must Be Practiced Quote

“It is obvious that these kata must be trained and practised sufficiently, but one must not be ‘stuck’ in them. One must withdraw from the kata to produce forms with no limits or else it becomes useless. It is important to alter the form of the trained kata without hesitation to produce countless other forms of training.” – Hironori Otsuka

Karate Energy Quote

Karate Energy Quote

“Karate ultimately produces in the individual a vital concentration of energy that expands to heroic proportions in times of crisis.” – Shoshin Nagamine

Karate Teachings Quote

Karate Teachings Quote

“Our teachers did not give us a clear explanation of the kata from old times. I must find the features and meaning of each form by my own study and effort, by repeating the exercises of form through training.” – Tsuyoshi Chitose

America Karate Quote

America Karate Quote

“My old ways of Karate was not readily accepted by everyone. They thought it was too outdated and too crude – I think it was just too hard or maybe my training methods were too severe. Whatever it was, it was the way I learned and the way I taught. It was only later, when the Americans came to learn, that I changed my ways.” – Hohan Soken

Karate Self Defense Quote

Karate Self Defense Quote

“Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense.” – Choki Motobu

Karate To The Public Quote

Karate To The Public Quote

“We should open Karate to the public and receive criticism, opinions and studies from other prominent fighting artists.” – Chojun Miyagi

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