Hear the Showa spoken in Japanese by Norika Rossi.
The Showa is a poem authored by O'Sensei and spoken in unison at the conclusion of each class.
Originally written in Japanese, it is impossible to accurately translate into English as many Japanese words and
phrases do not have a direct translation. The simple English translation written below is intended to provide the
student with a starting point in which to begin to understand its essence. It is expected that through a lifetime
of training, a deeper understanding of the Showa will be fostered.
We who study Karate-do
Should never forget the spirit of the warrior's way.