"If you practice only Sanchin all your life, you do
not have to practice any other Kata. Sanchin is so
essential and important."
“The hand position at the ending of Sanchin is the
same as that of a Buddha statue."
"Goju is the willow tree blown by the strong wind,"
"There is no one who have eyes at the back of his
head. However, when I walk along the road, in some
cases I feel something strange. I think it is the
so-called sixth sense."
"Studying karate nowadays is like walking in the dark
without a lantern. We have to grope our way in the
"There are so many things in karate which does not
make sense and there are a lot of things I cannot
understand. Therefore, while our grand masters are
still alive, we have to see them and ask many
questions. I think it is still very difficult to find
the answers even if we did so."
Teachings of Chojun Miyagi Sensei
“Do not be struck by others. Do not strike others. The
principle is peace without incident.”
"You must, above all, learn the art of true and real
patience. Follow the WAY of patience to the seventh
power and never be in a hurry to learn. Always think
first and avoid acting rashly. Never harm anyone or
let yourself be harmed."
”A large space is not required.
It can be practiced alone.
Its practice does not require much time.
Men and women, young or old, can practice karate, it
depends entirely upon one's constitution. Proper kata
can be selected and practiced at one's discretion.
One can practice with empty hands or the use of simple
equipment can also be employed without much expense.
Training in karate improves one's health. This fact is
evident from the physical condition of aged
Physical and mental unity develops an indomitable
Chojun Miyagi Sensei