Tetsugaku translates as “philosophy”. The philosophy of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is immense, however, there is a basic foundation to its philosophy. First and foremost Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is an art of peace. The study of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is for the development of its participants physically, mentally and spiritually in all aspects of their life. The fighting concepts studied are for self-defence purposes only and a true practitioner of Goju-Ryu would never start a fight.
The depth of
the philosophy of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do can be perceived through the Jundokan Dojo
Kun (precepts for moral conduct). The Dojo Kun is based on philosophies taught
by Goju-Ryu Karate-Do founder, Master Chojun Miyagi. It was compiled by
Ei’ichi Miyazato Sensei and translated into English by Tetsunosuke Yasuda
Train yourself considering physical strength.
Study and contrive seriously.
Be calm in mind and swift in action.
Take care of yourself.
Live a plain and simple life.
Do not be too proud of yourself.
training with patience and steadiness.
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