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The 20 Guiding Principals Of Karate by Gichin Funakoshi


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1) Karate-do begins and ends with rei
空手道は礼に始まり礼に終る事を忘るな
Karate-do wa rei ni hajimari rei ni owaru koto a wasaru na

2) There is no first strike in karate
空手に先手なし
Karate ni sente nashi

3) Karate stands on the side of justice
空手は義の補け
Karate wa, gi no taske

4) First know yourself, then know others
先づ自己を知れ而して他を知れ
Mazu onore o shire, shikashite ta o shire

5) Mentality over technique
技術より心術
Gijitsu yori shinjitsu

6) The mind must be set free
心は放たん事を要す
Kokoro wa hanatan koto o yosu

7) Calamity springs from carelessness
禍は懈怠に生ず
Wazawai wa ketai ni seizu

8 ) Karate goes beyond the dojo
道場のみの空手と思ふな
Dojo nomino karate to omou na

9) Karate is a lifelong pursuit
空手の修業は一生である
Karate-do no shugyo wa isssho de aru

10) Apply the way of karate to all things. Therein lies its beauty
凡ゆるものを空手化せよ其処に妙味あり
Ara yuru mono o karateka seyo; sokoni myomi ari

11) Karate is like boiling water; without heat, it returns to its tepid state
空手は湯の如し絶えず熱度を与えざれば元の水に還る
Karate Wa Yu No Gotoku Taezu Netsu O Atae Zareba Motono Mizuni Kaeru

12) Do not think of winning. Think, rather, of not losing
勝つ考は持つな負けぬ考は必要
Katsu kangae wa motsuna; makenu kangae wa hitsuyo

13) Make adjustments according to your opponent
敵に因って轉化せよ
Tekki ni yotte tenka seyo

14) The outcome of a battle depends on how one handles emptiness and fullness (weakness and strength)
戦は虚実の操縦如何に在り
Tattakai wa kyo-jitsu no soju ikan ni ari

15) Think of hands and feet as swords
人の手足を剣と思へ
Hi to no te-ashi wa ken to omoe

16) When you step beyond your own gate, you face a million enemies
男子門を出づれば百万の敵あり
Danshi mon o izureba hyakuman no teki ari

17) Kamae is for beginners; later, one stands in shizentai
構は初心者に後は自然体
Kamae wa shoshinsha ni atowa shizentai

18) Perform kata exactly; actual combat is another matter
形は正しく実戦は別物
Kata wa tadashiku, jisen wa betsumono

19) Do not forget the employment of withdrawal of power, the extension or contraction of the body, the swift or leisurely application of technique
力の強弱体の伸縮技の緩急を忘るな
Chikara no kyojaku tai no shinshuku waza no kankyu

20) Be constantly mindful, diligent, and resourceful, in your pursuit of the Way
常に思念工夫せよ
Tsune ni shinen ku fu seyo

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  1. July 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Gosto muito dos 20 Princípios Orientadores de karatê por Gichin Funakoshi

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