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The ultimate aim of karate lies . . .

"The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants." -- Gichin Funakoshi

Learning is a never-ending process . . .

"Learning is a never-ending process. Shodan is exactly what it means;  the beginning of serious learning" -- Seigo Tada (1922-1997), Founder of Seigokan

Do not strike others, and do not , , ,

"Do not strike others, and do not allow others to strike you. The goal is peace without incident." -- Chojun Miyagi

Nothing is more harmful to . . .

"Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense." -- Motobu Choki

Traditionalists often study . . .

"Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create." -- Ed Parker

Follow not in the footsteps of . . .

"Follow not in the footsteps of the masters, but rather seek what they sought" –  Unknown

Knowledge is useful only . . .

“Knowledge is useful only when you can use it.” -- Yamakura Shihan

When your temper rises . . .

"When your temper rises, lower your fists - when your fists rise, lower your temper." -- Chojun Miyagi

"Most men would have quit by now.......fortunately for you, I am not most men"

"Most men would have quit by now.......fortunately for you,  I am not most men" -- Pepe Le Pew