The Code of Isshinryu

  • A person’s heart is the same as heaven and earth.
  • The blood circulating is similar to the moon and sun.
  • The manner of drinking and spitting is either hard or soft.
  • A person’s unbalance is the same as a weight.
  • The body should be able to change direction at any time.
  • The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.
  • The eye must see four sides.
  • The ear must listen in eight directions.