everyone works - nothing is free - all start at the bottom.


"karate ni sente nashi" there is no first strike in karate."


What's Master Myagi's wife's name?  Mrs. Myagi.


There's more than one way to get to Chicago.


Shut up and practice.


Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.

"You may train for a long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning a dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the quintessence of karate-do." -- Gichin Funakoshi

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

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