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January 7 2011 at 11:22 AM
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Gary A Brewer aka BGile  (Login BGile)
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Response to complex Question yet a primitive analysis


The basic courage of man is not as a rule shown in most of your dojo clinics...

Choki Motobu and Gichin Funakoshi come to mind about that topic, each has been set down in history, they both had their strengths and weakness, but both had basics in what they did regarding the movement...Practice made them prevail...Neither had the kind of attendance EPS had in his day and age...

The school of thought and continued participation would be Shotokan and its off shoots... So the basics of that MA are more in line with what you mention Amen...
PhilosophyGichin Funakoshi laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate,[6] (or Niju kun[7]) which form the foundations of the art, before some of his students established the JKA. Within these twenty principles, based heavily on Bushido and Zen, lies the philosophy of Shotokan. The principles allude to notions of humility, respect, compassion, patience, and both an inward and outward calmness. It was Funakoshi's belief that through karate practice and observation of these 20 principles, the karateka would improve their person.[5]

The Dojo kun lists five philosophical rules for training in the dojo; seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor to excel, respect others, refrain from violent behavior. The Dojo kun is usually posted on a wall in the dojo, and some shotokan clubs recite the Dojo kun at the beginning and/or end of each class to provide motivation and a context for further training.

Funakoshi also wrote: "The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of the participant."[5


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