We will start with a favorite saying of Kimo Sensei:
TRAIN HARD AND TRAIN OFTEN
Quotes and knowledge needed to know for rank
All Beginning students:
ichi - one
ni - two
san - three
shi - four
go - five
roku - six
shichi - seven
hachi - eight
ku - nine
jue - ten
Tenets of Belen Goju Ryu are :
We who study karate-do aspire to these virtues:
We are proud to study the spirit of Goju,
We shall practice courtesy,
We shall be quick to seize opportunity,
We shall always practice patience,
We shall always keep the fighting spirit of karate.
"Kata is a prearranged combative group of movements done to coordinate the body and enlighten the mind for actual combat."
Recognize and avoid potentially dangerous situations.
Gichin Funakoshi's most famous quote:
"True karate-do is this, that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in the spirit of humility and that in critical times one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice."
Gichin Funakoshi's SIX RULES OF KARATE-DO:
1. Be deadly serious in training.
2. Train with heart and soul without worrying about theory
4. Avoid self-conceit and dogmatism
5. Try to see yourself as you truly are and try to adopt what is meritorious in the work of others.
6. Abide by the rules of ethics in your daily life, whether in public or private
Gichin Funakoshi's stressed three things above all else in this order:
1. BASIC TECHNIQUE
3. IMPROVEMENT OF CHARACTER
Gichin Funakoshi's quote:
"To obtain true proficiency in the art of karate-do one must control the mind and conquer the self."
(for all karateka training)
KARATE means EMPTY HAND in English
KARATE originated in Okinawa
CHOJUN MIYAGI founded GOJU RYU KARATE
The ideograms on Miyagi's fist translate into English as:
(Top Three) - Goju Ryu - Hard Soft System
(Bottom Three) - Karate-Do - Empty Hand Way
GOJU RYU KARATE-DO means HARD/SOFT SYSTEM EMPTY HAND-WAY
GOGEN YAMAGUCHI standarized Japanese Goju and developed free sparring. Developed
Taikiyoko forms (Basic moving exercises)
GICHIN FUNAKOSHI is known as the FATHER OF JAPANESE KARATE. He standardized the ideograms for KARATE.
THREE REASONS FOR A KIAI:
1. startles the opponent 2. makes techniques stronger 3. tightens the body for contact
FOUR STEPS TO MASTERING A KATA:
1. Learn the schematics (moves) of the kata
2. Learn the rhythm of the kata
3. Realize attackers and opponents while doing kata
4. Become one with the kata
PERFECT KATA MUST BE DEVELOPED AROUND THESE SIX POINT: