TAKEN FROM THE JAPANESE
The following translations from the Japanese are Instructions for students and directions for Dojo activity. These rules are found at the rear of the Providence dojo in their original Japanese calligraphy. They are useful formulas by which students of UECHI-RYU should conduct themselves in their dealings with others, and by which they should pursue their dojo practice.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS
- The purpose of studying UECHI-RYU is to develop in the karate devotee a healthy, well-coordinated person both physically and mentally, and to train him so that he may master the weaponless defensive art.
- The karate devotee must always be on his best behavior, taking a modest attitude toward others, setting great value on courtesy among people, tidying up his dress, being careful of his speech and actions, and being diligent in his study.
- The karate devotee must not make himself a nuisance to others by using harsh language and committing violence toward them. He must never allow himself to be under the influence of unnatural substances.
- The karate devotee must not bring disgrace even in the slightest degree upon his school or upon himself by making tasteless and shameful utterances and actions.
- The karate devotee must not be self-centered and must not run to the easy and idle way of life. He must make a constant effort to continue hard work enabling him to fill his mind with the vigor of life.