Be amazing. Be good. Be pretty. Be strong. Be smart. Be cool. But the most important thing is, be yourself.
“Karate is good for teaching you to do what you’re supposed to do.”
“Karate is not a game. It is not a sport. It is not even a system of self-defense.
Karate is half physical exercise and half spiritual. The karateka who has given the necessary years of exercise and meditation is a tranquil person. He is unafraid. He can even be calm in a burning building.”
“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.”