Assumptions are ALWAYS wrong.

“I stopped explaining myself when I realized people only understand from their level of perception.” ?? . It’s easy to make assumptions. All you need is incomplete information about a situation or person, and an unwillingness to ask the questions you need to complete the information. . You fill in the blanks with YOUR interpretation of…

People must pass on the traditions and not lose them.

“I hope that the next generations will not only improve technically but also know how to share their knowledge. People must pass on the traditions and not lose them.” ?? . Teruo Chinen 9th dan Goju Ryu (1941-2015) . . Old-style karate was for use in self-defense in a civilian environment. For karate to be ‘traditional’…

“All fighting arts are fundamentally the same.”

Patrick McCarthy Hanshi discussing the principles upon which Koryu Uchinadi is based. . “..all fighting arts are fundamentally the same because of their common self-defense orientation and shared holistic nature I believe that, in principle, stylistic variations are merely different way of delivering the same message; the message through which to develop life protection skills,…

Knowing when to walk away is wisdom.

“Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage.” ?? . Seikichi Odo 10th dan Okinawa Kenpo Karate & Kobudo (1926-2002) . In martial arts we are always told never give up, keep going, no matter what. Is this the right attitude? . The problem with persistence is that every decision you make…