"The essence of bu(do) is to denounce immoral consideration, understand humanity, follow a virtuous path, and devote your life to cultivating peace (in Okinawa)."
http://www.lawrencetown.com/masters.htm from the article on Kosaku Matsumora
1. TO UPHOLD THE DOJO NAME
2. TO SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER
3. TO BE FAITHFUL
4. TO ENDEAVOUR IN ALL THINGS
5. TO RESPECT EACH OTHER
6. TO REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR
Yoshukai Karate International Australasia
Yoshukai Karate is not one of the high profile Karate styles seen here in New Zealand and Australia, like Shotokan, Kyokushinkai and Goju Ryu etc. It has been practiced in New Zealand coming up to 30 years now and has been taught by dedicated practitioners of the style. We are a non-profit organisation with the expressed intention of teaching the style to all that want to learn.
Our mission is to maintain and attract a world-class level of excellence in our art and our practitioners while respecting the individuality of our members.
Yoshukai instructors respect and promote a "family" environment and culture and believe in traditional fundamentals. We foster a dynamic environment that embraces individuality while allowing the same opportunities for growth regardless of sex, race, creed, religion, or age. Student quality always takes precedence in our decision-making.
The foundation of Yoshukai Karate International is built on the art of "empty-hand-fighting". Punching, striking, kicking and blocking are the fundamental techniques that are reinforced by correct physical and physiological training principles. Students practice kata (forms) and kumite (free sparring) with emphasis on form, balance, timing, concentration of power, and speed. Additional training in oriental weaponry and advanced self-defence are provided for advancing students