Onkochishin (Study the old to understand the new)
Onkochishin (Study the old to understand the new): Examine things of the past, and obtain the new knowledge and the opinion from there.Taking a lesson from the past. Taking a lesson from the wisdom of the ancients. Follow the old ways.
I just wrote a quick ditty about the melding of old Tuide proverbs of Okinawa that were handed down and appear as a bridge between Okinawa's Martial philosophy and a bridge to Japanese karate via Funakoshi.
Here are a few quotes attributed to him such as this one above that were revised from Okinawan proverbs or writings of his teacher (Anko Itosu) Itosu's Lessons or others.
Example: Funakoshi's 20 Precepts [url]http://www.shotokankarate.ca/The%2020%20Precepts.htm%5b/url]
Itosu's Ten Lessons [url]http://www.msisshinryu.com/articles/itosu/tenlessons.shtml%5b/url]
Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura's Precepts http://www.traditionalshotokankarate.co.uk/matsumura.html#precepts
It will take your entire life to learn karate, there is no limit.
Karate cannot be adequately learned in a short period of time.
Through resolve and relentless training one will grasp the true essence of the fighting traditions.
Do not forget to correctly apply: strength and weakness of power, stretching and contraction of
the body, and slowness and speed of techniques.
Therefore, the eyes should dispatch fierceness while lowering the shoulders and contracting the body when delivering a blow.
With the fierceness of a tiger and the swiftness of a bird, an indomitable calmness makes subjugating any adversary effortless.
These are but a few. I am sure that you can share a few others from the Uechi school of thought. If so, please share them.