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Quote of the Month

Episode 11 2023.10.01

"The Way of the Warrior has been misunderstood. It is not a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek to compete and better one another are making a terrible mistake. To smash, injure, or destroy is the worst thing a human being can do. The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent such slaughter – it is the Art of Peace, the power of love." ~ Morihei Ueshiba

Episode 010 2023.09.01 - Gichin Funakoshi

"No matter how you may excel in the art of Karate, and in your scholastic endeavors, nothing is more important than your behavior and your humanity as observed in daily life." ~ Gichin Funakoshi

Episode 009 2023.08.01

"Karate is Budo and if Budo is removed from Karate it is nothing more than sport karate, show karate, or even fashion karate-the idea of training merely to be fashionable." ~ Mas Oyama

Episode 008 2023.07.04

"Karate cannot be adequately learned in a short space of time. Like a torpid bull, regardless of how slowly it moves, it will eventually cover a thousand miles. So too, for one who resolves to study Karate diligently two or three hours every day. After three or four years of unremitting effort one's body will undergo a great transformation revealing the very essence of Karate." ~ Anko Itosu

Episode 007 2023.06.01

"Even after many years, kata practice is never finished, for there is always something new to be learned about executing a movement." ~ Shoshin Nagamine

Episode 006 2023.05.07

"Karate is not just a martial art, it's a way of life. It teaches us to be disciplined, focused, and resilient in the face of adversity. The lessons we learn on the mat can be applied to every aspect of our lives, helping us to overcome obstacles and achieve our goals with grace and determination." - Unknown

Episode 005 2023.04.30

"If your opponent strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly." ~~ Morihei Ueshiba

Episode 004 2023.04.23

"The path of Martial Arts begins and ends with courtesy. So be genuinely polite on every occasion." ~ Mas Oyama

Episode 003 2023.04.16

"There are no styles of karate-do, just varying interpretations of its principles." ~ Kenwa Mabuni

Episode 002 2023.04.09

"One becomes a beginner after 1000 days of training. One becomes a master after 10,000 days of practice." ~ Mas Oyama

Episode 001 2023.04.02

"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants." ~ Gichin Funakoshi

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