Wednesday, April 26, 2006

In Memoriam: Master Funakoshi Gichin

Funakoshi Gichin,

Founder, Shotokan Karate-do
Nov. 10, 1868 - April 26, 1957

"The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants."


Patry Francis said...

What a great quote.

Michael said...

Just to clarify, the quotes presented under the photographs of Masters Funakosi and Miyagi are theirs, not mine. Martial artists likely will know this, others may not.
I want to leave no doubt as to the origins of these quotes.