The 20 Conecepts of Martial Arts

Martial Arts training should be more than just an Art, But a way of life.

  1. Martial Arts begin and end with courtesy.
  2. There is no first attack in Martial Arts.
  3. Martial Arts is to aid justice.
  4. First control yourself before you control others.
  5. Spirit first, technique second.
  6. Always be ready to release your mind.
  7. Accidents arise from negligence.
  8. Don't think of Martial Arts training is only in the Dojo.
  9. It will take your entire life to learn Martial Arts training; there is no limit.
  10. Put your everyday living into Martial Arts training and you will find Myo (subtle secrets#.
  11. Martial Arts is like boiling water. If you dont heat it constantly, it will cool.
  12. Dont think that you have to win, rather that you don't have to lose.
  13. Victory depends on your ability to distinguish vulnerable points from invulnerable points.
  14. The battle is according to how you move guarded and unguarded. Move according to your opponent.
  15. Think of your hands and feet as swords.
  16. When you leave home think that you have numerous opponents waiting for you. It is your behaviour that invites trouble from them.
  17. Beginners must master low stances and posture; Natural body positions are for the advanced.
  18. Practising kata is one thing, engaging in a real fight is another.
  19. Do not forget to correctly apply strength and weakness of stretching and contracting of the body and the slowness and speed of the techniques.
  20. Always think and devise ways to live the precept everyday.