Principle of Karate no.8
Karate Goes Beyond the Dojo.
The objective of Karate is to polish and nurture both the mind and body. The cultivation of one’s spirit and mental attitude begun during practice in the dojo should not cease after the physical and mental exertions end for the day. Rather, this should continue outside the dojo, in our daily routine.
Conversely, the effects of immoderate eating and drinking and other habits detrimental to one’s health outside the dojo will soon carry over to practice in the dojo. They will lead to fatigue of both mind and body, making it impossible to ever realize the goal of one’s training.
Whether inside or outside the dojo, karate practitioners must always aim to develop and train their minds and their bodies.
The past is no more; the future is not yet.
Nothing exists except the here and now.
Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.