Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

Thought/Technique Archive

Technique of the Week (June 17th, 2007)

From Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo


"Always Show Courtesy to all"

Red book, Page 84

DOJO RULES #1 and #14

A very important paragraph related to this important rule can be read on page 53 of the Red Book.

"The teaching of humility is of much greater importance than the teaching of physical techniques. This is why we bow and show respect for others in the dojo. Bowing is a ritual courtesy displayed during karate practice, but it is also an important aspect of our training which must extend beyond the practice and beyond the dojo. We become stronger and more powerful in the true sense of the word through our deeds and through respect for ourselves and for others."

Regardless of your rank, we must all continue to show courtesy.
During the course of one class, you can never say "ARIGATO" too many times. Try it out!

Sensei Lorenzo Aguon
Ueshiro Hawaii Karate Dojo