The Way of Balance
Forging a Karate Mind
These are physical problems are only part of the practice; they are just the vehicle, not the journey itself.
True Karate Is Based On Bushido . In True Karate, The Body, Mind And Spirit – The Whole Person – Must Be Developed Simultaneously. Through Kihon , Kumite And Kata We Learn To Control Our Movements. But More Importantly, We Learn To Give Up Control In essence, the body remembers how to move and the mind remembers how to be still.
This harmonious unity of mind and body is intensely powerful. Even the greatest physical strength and skill are no match for the power of wholeness.
This result of true karate is natural, effortless action, and the confidence, humility, openness and peace only possible through-through perfect unity of mind and body. This is the core of teaching of Zen , the basis of Bushido , and the of JKA’s Karate Philosophy.
Bushido: The Way of the Samurai
Bushido is based on seven essential principles:
- Justice Seigi : The Right Decision And Rectitude
- Courage Yuki : Bravery And Heroism
- Jin Jin : Compassion And Benevolence To All
- Courtesy Reigi : Courtesy and right action
- Makoto Makoto : Truthfulness And Utter Sincerity
- Honor Meiyo : Honor and glory
- Chung-yi Chugi : Devotion and loyalty
Bus Samurai, Bushido ‘S Highest Goal Was Completed .. With Its Emphasis On Prescribed Form, Each Samurai Followed A Carefully-Designed Regular Of Polite Ceremony And Etiquette Intended To Promote Such A Virtue, Of Course, An Essential Aspects Of Bushido . Bushido Helped The samurai harmonize mind with body, enabling them to maintain a certain calmness, or heijoshin (literally, “ordinary everyday mind”), even in the face of hardship. Sincerity, kindness, honesty, Piety And Honor Filial All Formed Part Of The Core Of Bushido . And They Were The Seed From Which The Karate Tradition Grew. These Attributes, And The Wisdom, Understanding and peaceful strength they promote, are some of karate’s greatest benefits.They are all greatest gifts to the world.
The Twenty Precepts of Karate
Before he established the JKA, Master Funakoshi Gichin laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate, which form the foundations of the art. Within these twenty principles, based heavily on Bushido and Zen, lies the philosophy of the JKA .
- Never forget: karate begins with rei and ends with rei (Rei means courtesy or respect, and is shown in karate by bowing)
- There is no first attack in karate
- Karate supports righteousness
- First understand yourself, then understand Others
- The mind needs to be freed
- Trouble is born of negligence
- Do not think karate belongs only in the dojo
- Karate training needs a Lifetime
- There is Lies Its Exquisiteness
- Genuine Karate Is Like Hot Water; It Cools Down If You Do Not Keep On Heating It
- Do not Think Of Winning; You Must Think Of Not Losing
- Transform yourself according to the opponent
- The outcome of the fight depends on one ‘S control
- Imagine one’Sarms and legs as swords
- Once you leave the shelter of home, there are a million enemies
- Post them are the beginner; later they are natural positions
- Do the kata correctly; the real fight is A different matter
- Do Not forget control the dynamics of power, the elasticity of the body and the speed of the technique
- Always be good at the application of Everything That you have learned.
The Five Dojo Kun
- Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character
- Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
- Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into every thing you do
- Reigi omonzuru koto
- Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto Develop self-control