Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

April 27th, 2014

From Sensei Chris Barnes Sensei/Denshi/Shihan/ShiChi Dan

COURTESY


Greetings..
While In Israel on another Amazing Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Experience.
The Theme and Aspect of our Karate Focused on Courtesy
cour·te·sy
noun, plural cour·te·sies.
1. excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
2. a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression.

Hanshi asked, atop Masada, "On the wall of every dojo are the list of Dojo Rules.
What is The First Rule?
What is The Last Rule?
The Answer is: Always Show Courtesy to All.
Karate Begins and Ends with Courtesy.

I would like to focus on The Dictionary definition of Courtesy,
specifically #2. a courteous, respectul, or considerate act or expression.
And now i would like to zero in on the last word,; expression.

Courtesy on a Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Dojo Deck, that is not recognizable by it's verbal
expression is a weak demonstration of courtesy, which means the karateka begins and ends his or her karate weak.
And there is no room on a Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Karate Dojo Deck for weak karate,
We Must Demonstrate Our Courtesy, with a Loud Spirited Expression of ARIGATO HANSHI,
ARIGATO SENSEI, ARIGATO SEMPAI, At The Begining, through to the End of Our Karate.
Of Course... there is No End to Our Karate.
LOUD AND PROUD, ALL THE TIME, EVERY TIME..

ARIGATO HANSHI !
BARNES SENSEI
DENSHI/SHIHAN/SHICHI DAN