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The twenty principles as laid down by Funakoshi Gichine the founder of Shotokan Karate.

  1. Karate-do begins with courtesy and ends with courtesy.
  2. There is no first attack in karate.
  3. Karate is a great assistance to justice.
  4. Know yourself first, and then others.
  5. Spirit first: techniques second
  6. Always be ready to release your mind.
  7. Accidents always comes out of negligence.
  8. Do not think that karate training is only in the dojo.
  9. It will take your entire life to learn karate: there is no limit.
  10. Put your everyday living into karate and you will find the ideal state of existence.
  11. Karate is like hot water. If you do not give it heat constantly, it will again become cold.
  12. Do not think that you have to win. Rather, think that you do not have to lose.
  13. Victory depends on your ability to distinguish vulnerable points from invulnerable ones.
  14. The battle is according to how you manoeuvre guarded and unguarded. Move according to your opponent.
  15. Think of the hands and feet as swords
  16. When you leave home, think that you have numerous opponents waiting for you. Your behaviour invites trouble from them.
  17. Beginners must master low stance and posture; natural body position for advanced.
  18. Practicing a kata is one thing, and engaging in a real fight is another.
  19. Do not forget
    • a. Strength and weakness of power.
    • b. Stretching and contraction of the body.
    • c. Slowness and speed of techniques. Apply these correctly.
  20. Always think and devise ways to live the precepts every day.

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WUKF World Champions 2016

A Hearty congratulations to Brian Hall and Hayley Just on becoming WUKF World Champions 2016

Clearly a force to be reckoned with.

Best wishes from all at Gakushuin

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