The Kempo Hakku

  The Kempo Hakku is a poem from a Chinese text, The Bubishi.
  Around 1930 Master Chojun Miyagi named his form of Te as Goju-ryu from the 3rd. line in this poem.
  The thoughts contained form the basic 8 concepts of Goju-ryu

1. Jinshin wa tenchi ni onaji
-The mind is one with heaven and earth

2. Ketsumyaku wa nichigetsu ni nitari
-The circulatory rhythm of the body is similar to the cycle of the sun and the moon

3. Ho wa goju wo tondo su
-The way of inhaling and exhaling is both hardness and softness

4. Mi wa toki ni shitagai hen ni ozu
-Act in accordance with time and change

5. Te wa ku ni ai sunawachi hairu
-Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought

6. Shintai wa hakarite riho su
-The feet must advance and retreat, separate and meet

7. Me wa shiho wo miru wo yosu
-The eyes do not miss even the slightest change

8. Mimi wa yoku happo wo kiku
-The ears listen well in all directions