April 27th, 2014
Sensei Chris Barnes Sensei/Denshi/Shihan/ShiChi Dan
While In Israel on another Amazing Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Experience.
The Theme and Aspect of our Karate Focused on Courtesy
noun, plural cour·te·sies.
1. excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
2. a courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression.
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.
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.
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..