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By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA Knowing yourself gives you insight into other people. That’s where you start. Without self-knowledge, your basis for understanding others is incomplete. So, what does this mean? It can mean many things and my understanding of it continues to grow as I continue to practice but for now Read More

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By Shotokan Karate Leadership School in Santa Rosa, CA Niju Kun #3 – One who practices karate must follow the way of justice. This is the third of 20 precepts of Master Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern-Day Karate. Master Funakoshi is known to millions of people around the world and is considered to be Read More

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Niju Kun #2 – In karate, never attack first.  This is the second of 20 precepts of Master Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern-Day Karate. Master Funakoshi is known by millions of people all around the world and is considered to be one of the three most important martial art masters of the 20th century. Read More

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Niju Kun #1 – Do not forget that karate begins and ends with a bow This is the first of 20 precepts of Master Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern-Day Karate. Master Funakoshi is known by millions of people all around the world and is considered to be one of the three most important martial Read More