Isshin-Ryu Code

Isshin-Ryu Code

This page provides details regarding the code of Isshin-Ryu Karate. For the main concepts and principles behind other martial arts styles, please visit the main Martial Arts Philosophy section.

  1. A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth.
  2. The blood circulating is similar to the Moon and Sun.
  3. The manner of drinking and spitting is either hard or soft.
  4. A person’s unbalance is the same as a weight.
  5. The body should be able to change motion at any time.
  6. Action to hit is when the opportunity presents itself.
  7. The eye must see every way.
  8. The ear must listen in all directions.

Reference Sources

  1. Information kindly provided by Michael, Added – 01/04/17
  2. Information from Isshinryu Karate-do of Hillsboro, http://isshinryu-hillsboro.com/members/code.shtml, Added – 01/04/17

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