KOYKUSHIN KARATE MOTTO'S
1: The Martial Arts way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore be properly and genuinely courteous at all times.
2: Following the Martial Arts way is like scaling a cliff - continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task at hand.
3: Strive to seize the initiative in all things, all the time guarding against actions stemming from selfish animosity or thoughtlessness.
4: Even for the Martial Arts practitioner, the place of money cannot be ignored. Yet one should be careful never to become attached to it.
5: The Martial Arts way is cantered on posture. Strive to maintain correct posture at all times.
6: The Martial Arts way begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of training.
7: In the Martial Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve.
8: The nature and purpose of Martial Arts is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.
9: The Martial Arts begin with a point and end in a circle. Straight lines stem from this principal.
10: The true essence of the Martial Way can only be realized through experience. Knowing this, learn never to fear its demand.
11: Always remember; In the Martial Arts, the rewards of a confident and grateful heart are truly abundant.