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Characters of a Warrior

The above photograph shows the famous sentences my Okinawan Karate sensei: hanshi Keishun Kakihonaha, wrote for his disciples. They contains very deep instructions and points on what characters a Karateka (someone who is learning Karate) should possess. They are transliterated and translated as follow: “Iikagen dato guchi ga deru” – If you are irresponsible (in doing the tasks),…