The Karate Creed and Codes

Karate Creed

I come to you with only karate, empty hands. 
I have no weapons, but should I be forced 
to defend myself, my honor, or my principals, 
Should it be a matter of life or death, right or wrong, 

Then here are my weapons, 

My empty hands.
 

Isshin-Ryu Codes

  • A person's heart is the same as heaven and earth.

  • The blood circulating is similar to the moon and sun.

  • The manner of drinking and spitting is either hard or soft.

  • A person's unbalance is the same as a weight.

  • The body should be able to change direction at any time.

  • The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.

  • The eye must see all sides.

  • The ear must listen in all directions.

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