Oath of Goju-Ryu by Master Chojun Miyagi

This is a post that Sensei George Andrews (8th Dan) posted to his private fb page. I enjoyed reading the post and wanted to share.

Be humble and polite
Train considering your physical strength
Practice earnestly with creativity
Be calm and swift
Take care of your health
Live a plain life
Do not be too proud or modest
Continue training with patience

The Special Merits of Karate
by Chojun Miyagi (1934)

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 practice 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 enthusiasts.
Physical and mental unity develops an indomitable spirit.

Precepts of Okinawan Goju Ryu by Chojun Miyagi Dojo

It should be known that secret principals of Goju Ryu exist in the kata. Goju Ryu Karate-do is a manifestation within one's own self of the harmonious accord of the universe.

The way of Goju Ryu Karate-do is to seek the way of virtue.

Patience by Miyagi Chojun 1888-1953

"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."

The Last Teachings by Chojun Miyagi

Do not be struck by others.
Do not strike others.
The principle is the peace without incident.

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