"When you look at life think in terms of karate. But remember that karate is not only karate, it is life"
"Karate-Do is a lifetime study"
"Using no way as way. Having no limitation as limitation."
"Karate begins and ends with courtesy."
"The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."
"Karate is about discipline and the first discipline is showing up for class"
"Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment"
"He who is taught only by himself has a fool for a master"
"If you understand the principles in one kata you understand them all"
"Karate kata should always be practiced with its practical use in mind"
"To practice kata is not to memorize an order. You must find the kata that work for you, understand them, digest them and stick with them for life"
"There is no first attack in karate"
"A punch should stay like a treasure in the sleeve.It should not be used indiscriminately."
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
"One of the most striking features of karate is that it may be engaged in by anybody, young or old, strong or weak, male or female."
"Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick."