OKINAWA KENPO KARATE KOBUDO
DEVALENTINO SHUDOKAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL
Karate Masters Wisdom
Inner Strength Through the Kata
- Eliminate external
distractions and concentrate only upon the kata.
- Coordinate breathing
and synchronize it with your muscular activity. When you extend
your arm, exhale and strike but conserve 50% of your air. Be
sure never to expel all of your air at one time. When you
inhale, your body becomes light. When you exhale your body
becomes rooted to the ground.
- Listen to your
breathing and become aware of every part of your body.
- There must be a
constant but pliable muscular contraction in the deltoid,
trapezius, latissimus dorsi, serratus, and pectoral muscle
- To encourage perfect
diaphragm breathing the spine must be parallel to the stomach.
- Techniques are
executed forward and back from where the elbows meet the waist.
- Foot movement must be
similar to walking. One initiates the step naturally and
concludes it with firmness.
- Smoothly make each
step identical to the last, with the big toe of the rear foot
aligned with the heel of the other (shoulder-width apart)
- Foot movement, both in
a forward and backward direction should correspond to the
crescent shape of a quarter moon with the knees slightly bent,
- Leg muscles must be
firm but flexible to engender mobility.
self-conquests are made possible through a peaceful mind and inner
harmony. The strength and resiliency gained from kata training
fosters an inner force with which one can overcome any opponent and
conquer worldly delusion and misery. Even when walking you should be
conscious of combining your breathing with your movement.
- The mind must be calm
- Look for that which is
not easily seen.
- Use your peripheral
- Remain calm when
facing your opponent.
- Have confident body
language and facial expression.
- Use a posture that
will support mobility.
- Let anger be your
- Remember, an empty
vessel makes the most noise.
- Patience is the
foundation upon which security and long life rest.
- Know well your
situation in life.
reputations are only gained from virtuous merit.
- Success is the fruit
of the strong and wise.
- Delay is the best
remedy for anger.
- Those who will be
enlightened are the ones who live moderate lives, have simple
tastes, consume natural foods, and pursue the wisdom of sages.
- Remain honest in your
heart, true to your discipline, and refrain from overindulgence,
and you will enjoy great rewards in life.
- Mind your manners and
your own business.
- Discretion is the
better part of valor.
- The barriers of human
achievement lie only in the mind.
- An idle mind is a
- Justice exists for
those who live according to the Way, as these are one in the
- Be happy without cause
and make the best of what you have.
- True friendship knows
- It is a humble virtue
to be wealthy and not affected by it.
- Cause and effect are
- Despair is the
conclusion of fools. Tomorrow’s success is built upon
yesterday’s failures. Live in the here and now. Do not seek
more but learn to enjoy less.
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