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Family First

No matter how much you enjoy Karate, it is important that you put your family first. I have always emphasized this.

My first Shorin-Ryu sensei, Rodney Shimabukuro, told me this. His sensei, Tommy Morita told him this. His sensei, Masaichi Oshiro told him this.

One of Oshiro Sensei's students came to my class and I heard me say, "remember to put your family first." He said, "my sensei used to say the same thing!"

Family must come first, then work or school. You should only attend Karate class after you have fulfilled your obligations. Nothing is more important than your family.


Charles C. Goodin