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Words of Mas Oyama
Words of Mas Oyama

 
I have pursued the way of the fist for nearly forty years…the training has been hard and most times very painful. In addition to fighting practicioners of all styles of martial arts…I have also tested my karate against live bulls. Many people have applauded my efforts and have called me "superman" and "god hand"...I appreciate their words, yet this was never my intent. To the contrary, I am just one man seeking to understand the deeper principals of karate.

【Karate Baka-Ichidai】
I was absolutely crazy about Karate. Now, I don't regret any of it.
【Justice】
Justice without power is empty, but power without justice is only Violence.
【Humane Fundamentals】
Bend your head and rise your eyes, keep your mouth closed and free your mind, as a starting point you should serve others with filial humility.
【Day to Day】
Greet the morning with hope and the evening with gratitude.
【Don't lose your gumption】
Losing money is a small thing, but losing trust is huge.
To lose one's bravey is to lose one's self.
【Bravery to move forward】
The bravey it takes to continuously move forward counts for more as the key to final victory, more so than technique and knowledge.
【Have your weapons ready】
One should always have their weapons ready.
Polish your sword and keep it in its scabbard.
To draw one's sword unnecessarily is not the way to fight.
【Impaitence and Resignation】
What does it mean to be impatient? It means trying to rush a win.
What does it mean to show resignation? It means to rush a loss.
【Heroes and Death】
Becoming a hero upon death is less than beautiful.
【Those who are taught and those who teach】
Humans are stronger when they are being taught rather than when they teach. Put simply, when someone decides on a goal and heads toward it, they truly become stronger.
【The birthplace of Kyokushin】
I opened a place to train in Karate in a corner of Ikebukuro.
A place at the time that could hardly be called a dojo.
It was there that I named my karate 'Kyokushin" with the goal of seeking the ultimate truth, and set forth to reach that goal.
【The grassroots of Kyokushin】
Without putting anything into the training, nothing can be proven.
If you can't prove what you train, you won't be trusted.
If you are not trusted, then you won't be respected.
【Ideology】
The "theory of spirit" is merely an ideology with no meaning if you do not base it on the prerequisite of learning through actual specialized knowledge, skills and level of performance.
【Superhuman-like technique and Effort】
In the attainment of superhuman-like technique, the process of how you get there is far more important for humans than the techinique itself.
【Power is all important】
In Kyokushin Karate I teach my students the following:
Power comes first, next comes speed, and third comes technique.
There is a saying, with technique comes strength.
But without power you cannot bring the technique into action.
【The state of battle】
You fear your opponent's punches and kicks.
But, so does your opponent. You are not the only one who fears.
That is why you dare to move forward.
【Empty your mind】
The time when you really hone your technique is to become totally absorbed in your training to the point where your mind is empty.
This is called entering a state of perfect spiritiual concentration.
【Debt of gratitude and resentment】
Return any favor bestowed upon you two-fold and forget any ill-feelings received.
【Gratitude toward one's teacher】
A person who draws a bow on one's teacher will never succeed.
【One's mission】
My mission in life is the pursuit of peace.
That includes the total abrogation of nuclear weapons and a halt to wars in the world. This is what I see as the ultimate goal/ purpose of Kyokushin Karate.

大山倍達座右銘

一、 武の道は礼にはじまり礼に終わる よって常に礼を正しくすべし

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