|With Miyazato sensei at the grave of Miyagi Chojun - Okinawa 1992|
People are all too quick to claim mastery of karate these days, mistaking their physical prowess and hoards of followers as proof of that mastery. Ehm? What was it my dear old mother used to tell me....oh yes, "Empty vessels make the most sound!" Show me a teacher with thousands of followers, and I'll show you a showman.
If you practise Goju-ryu karate, in any of it's many forms, then I hope you took a little time yesterday to think of the man who started it all.