Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

June 9th, 2013

From Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo

Aloha from Hawaii,

Kata Questions: Red Book #26
Name the four basic principles in order of importance of body/mind as they apply to kata and everything else we do.

1. Eyes (perceptions-sight-"mai")
2. Balance (foundation-footwork-posture)
3. Spirit (desire to do, win-heart)
4. Strength (physical-power-breath)

This is taken straight from the Shorin ryu Red Book. This question and answer portion gives us so much knowledge to accompany our physical training. Read them over and over til they become a part of us.

Aloha from Hawaii,
Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro hawaii Karate Dojo