Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

Technique of the Week (June 12th 2011)

From Sensei Reymond Roku Dan
Shihan, Downtown Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Karate Dojo
under the direction of Hanshi Robert Scaglione
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Full Commitment

In his book, "Karate-do My Way of Life" Gichin Funakoshi tells his reader that training should be done in a deadly serious way. He says that by "deadly serious" he does not mean "that you should be reasonably diligent or moderately in earnest. I mean that your opponent should always be present in your mind whether you sit or stand or walk or raise your arms. Should you in combat strike a karate blow, you must have no doubt whatsoever that that one blow decides everything..."

Hanshi wrote in the red book, "..This is why spirit is of utmost importance and why one should try to maintain an optimum level of spirit, endurance and strength in order to achieve maximum results from training. This principle applied to life itself allows us to accept the challenge if the need arises." On the deck Hanshi always encourages us to use full commitment in our techniques.

As difficult as it may be sometimes, we should always strive to be fully commited to what we do, to apply maximum effort and always be prepared for what ever may be presented to us. It is our challange.

Arigato
Sensei Reymond
Roku Dan
Shihan, Downtown Ueshiro Shorin Ryu Karate Dojo
under the direction of Hanshi Robert Scaglione