Roseberry’s Shorei-Kan Notions For Training
- Be modest and polite
- Take care of your health
- Train yourself considering your physical strength
- Do not be too proud or too modest
- Be gentle but also swift
- Live a plain life
- Continue your training without idleness
- Cast about the search earnestly
Shorei-Kan Six Articles
- Respect Good manners
- Practice a Sense of Harmony
- Learn to Persevere
- Give Our Minds to Application
- Make Every Effort to Agree Among Heart and Technique
- As Students, and Later Teachers, Will Follow the Dojo Rules
Okinawan Goju-Ryu Precepts
- IT SHOULD BE KNOWN THAT SECRET PRINCIPLES OF GOJU-RYU EXIST IN THE “KATA“
“Kata”, or forms, are not simply an exhibition of form, they are concrete manifestations of techniques that can be transformed at any time to any form at will and to which the essence of Karate has assumed a definite form. Realize that the kata are a crystalization of the essence of Karate and go back and train hard with the mind of a beginner (Shoshin). You should not neglect this kind of (kata) training as something simple and rustic (primitive), for it is only through them that you will reach Gokui, the essential teachings.
2. GOJU-RYU KARATE-DO IS A MANIFESTATION WITHIN ONE’S OWN SELF OF THE HARMONIOUS ACCORD OF THE UNIVERSE
As supple as a willow, as solid as Mount Tai (mountain of Chinese poetry), it is when the two extremes of hard and soft are wholly united as one body that the unshakable form of the elemental harmony of Heaven and Earth will evolve. This harmony of hard and soft can be equated with the order of Nature and the oneness of the Universe. Through the Way of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do we will be able to express the harmony of Nature within ourselves.
3. THE WAY OF GOJU-RYU KARATE-DO IS TO SEEK THE WAY OF VIRTUE
In Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, through training the body and the spirit, we try to cultivate the ideal human nature of physical and spiritual union. Originally, in the way of strategy, there was the concept “to win”, but to win on account of Virtue is the ultimate goal. Therefore, anyone who aspires to this way must not forget the Chinese character “Nin”, or to endure. Heighten one’s own Virtue, master the strategy of winning without fighting and seek for the ultimate secret.