Until the day I die, I never want to be separated from my dogi; I never want to cease my training efforts in the dojo.
As far as possible, I want nothing more than to don my training gi and teach Karate.
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.
Although it is important to study and train for skill in techniques, for the man who wishes to truly accomplish the way of budo, it is important to makehis whole life in training and therefore not aiming for skill and strength alone, but also for spiritual attainment.
One becomes a beginner after 1000 days of training. One becomes a master after 10,000 days of practice.
One living daily in the Way carries their head low and their eyes high; reserved in speech and possessing a kind heart, they steadfastly continue in their training efforts.
Subjecting yourself to vigourous training is more for the sake of forging a resolute spirit that can vanquish the self than it is for developing a strong body.
If someone asked me what a human being ought to devote the maximum of his life to, I would answer: training. Train more than you sleep.
Sice Karate exists for cultivating the spirit and training the body, it must be a moral way surpassing mere techniques.
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