Instructions for Students
The following guidelines have been translated from Japanese and are found in all Uechi-Ryu Dojos in Okinawa. Each student should read them carefully and abide by them.
- The purpose of studying Uechi-Ryu is to develop the Karate devotee into a healthly, 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 diligent in his study.
- The Karate devotee must not make himself a nuisance to others by using harsh language or committing violence towards others.
- The Karate devotee must not bring disgrace even in a slight degree upon his own school (Uechi-Ryu) or himself by making tasteless or shameful utterances or 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.