Submitted by Kyoshi Michael Mackay,
Shihan, Ueshiro Midtown Karate (Hombu) Dojo
Onegai shimasu, Hanshi, Sensei and Deshi of USRKUSA,
"Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away."
- Antoine de Sant-Exupery
Keep this simple yet profound concept in mind as you either conduct or attend classes. Adding to a kata, such as subtle "interpretations" or "personality," really only detracts from its classical beauty and lethal efficiency. Research this well in matters both on and off the deck.
Domo arigato gozaimasu, Hanshi,