Oni ni Kanabo

Oni with an Iron Club

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If you wish to control others you must first control yourself
— Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings

Why Oni ni Kanabo?

I will let you decide. 

"oni with an iron club"(鬼に金棒 oni-ni-kanabō?), that is, to be invincible or unbeatable. It can also be used in the sense of "strong beyond strong", or having one's natural quality enhanced or supplemented by the use of some tool.

What Karate really teaches us all

1. Courage

2. Focus

3. Honesty

4. Honor

5. Humility

6. Integrity

7. Kindness

8. Loyalty

9. Patience

10. Self Control

11. Respect

12. Perseverance