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AKG Philosophy

Training in karate teaches us not only self-defence but, to respect others as well as ourselves. We train our body to be strong, and our mind and spirit to be patient, in order to become the best human beings we can be. Karate is a spiritual endeavour, a way to develop a person as an individual. Everything we learn in the dojo, or training hall, should be applied to everyday life. Karate training is not always easy. Often times it can be very difficult and demanding. This is also true of life. If we can overcome obstacles in our training, it enables us to build a strong character to and apply those traits into our everyday lives.

The very essences of karate, the main purpose of training - is all about improving ourselves and excel as human beings, but to achieve this we must always work hard. When we take responsibility to become persons of good character and integrity, we will be doing our part to make the world a better place, which in turn can help to bring harmony to out inner circle and ultimately peace to the world. This was the legacy of past karate teachers, i.e. Master Chojun Myiagi. It is also my personal goal, and the goal of the Academy for Karate Goju Ryu, to teach not only karate techniques, but moreover, to do our best to guide our members in the understanding of what it means to be a true martial artist. A true martial artist constantly strives to be a good human being. 

As human beings, we are all the same, and have the same vulnerabilities. This is human nature. We can overcome many things if we first understand and accept this about ourselves. If we accept the good and the bad about ourselves, it is much easier to accept shortcomings in others and become more tolerant toward other people. 

To be a true martial artist, we ought to accept nature and continually work on perfecting our character. Everyone has the inner power to be good human being and to bring this out in one another. This is the true power of a good martial artist. 



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