AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD PEACE
We are a strong organization that maintains the same belief, purpose, and idea without consideration of the frontier, race, or religion. Together we choose our own destiny, and we even consider ourselves as one big family, because of this I decided to send this call out to all of you.
These days, the egoism, synonymous of individualism, the licentiousness, and the indolence instead of liberty are the common denominator between the youth well fed and well dress on some liberal countries. The immorality goes on (advance) and the decency become relaxed.
Not only the spirit but also the body have been damaged because of the bad habits people have to choose their food, which have to depend on preservatives in order to preserve there food. This inclination (tendency) are more notorious on places called developed countries. On the other side there are countries like the ones in Africa where they do not have even the guarantee of a bite of food, as a consequence they become exposed to famine.
From the national point of view we can observe some
countries taking advantage of others for their own benefit. We know that
antagonism of Ideology, races, and religions exists in this world. Unfortunately,
it looks like we have a long way to go before we can establish peace in this
world. I as a Budoka and one who has dedicated my life to Karate, can not avoid
being deeply concern about these phenomenon.
Under these circumstances it is very natural for all of us to arm ourselves physically with Kyokushin Karate, however what is more desirable is to arm ourselves spiritually. In a confused world, if we only pursue the physical force of karate, and neglect to obtain the spiritual part of Karate, then is very easy to divert ourselves from the path of rectitude.
Then, how we can arm our spirit? This can be done by Kyokushin Karate, with their spirit and ideology, to become a reasonable human being. There are no witness if there are not tangible prove, not credibility if we do not have an evidence, not respect if we do not have a belief.
Kyokushin Karate is stimulant, because the physical force and the spiritual superiority is evident. This is the Kyokushin Karate as a Martial Art.
The ideology of Kyokushin Karate puts emphasis on the family and our homes. In other words, the essence of Kyokushin spirit is " Bend your head and rise your eyes, keep your mouth closed and free your mind, as a starting point you should serve other with filial humility ". "Bend your head and rise your eyes" mean that you must be ambitious, but always be modest with with your words and your behavior. "Keep your mouth closed and free your mind" mean that you must not show too much your own feeling and be generous to others. You should be friendly and make diligent effort, also be honest in everything you do. "With filial humility as a starting point" mean that this filial humility toward your parents is the center of everything. This loyalty will allow you to be modest, respect the sky, believe in God, be humble with your parents, trust on your friendship, and respect your teachers, all of this will drive you to love your home, your city of birth, and your country. "Serve others" mean that you must contribute to the people around you, in others words contribute to society. This also mean be loyal to your country.
Again I will like to emphasize the fact that the Kyokushin spirit and the ideology of Kyokushin Karate have a significant meaning in today's world, in which to sacrifice the society and your country to find your own happiness is very common. All of you who love Kyokushin Karate should also arm themselves spiritually and physically.
I would like to emphasize that there is no other than the spirit of Kyokushin that could save this confused world of today. I have travel abroad 280 times on the past, to spread, to teach, and compete on Karate. Thanks to those visits and the cooperation of the Branch Chiefs in charge of each country of the world, the Kyokushin Karate have become a big organization of 12 millions of adepts in 123 countries, the number is not small. We are a well organize organization and we can consider ourselves like a big state.
As I have always told you, Kyokushin Karate is expanding through the nationals frontier, races, religion, and Ideologies. Overcoming these barriers we should arm ourselves with the Kyokushin spirit in the real sense of the word to become an influential body, so we can save this confused world.
I am very anxious in respect to the end of this century. We should eliminate the crisis of the war and make a healthy and peaceful world. I am sure you will understand my feeling. I would like to request you to make all the effort possible, in your own countries to obtain a real peace on this planet.
Once more I would like to insist over that there is no other than the spirit of Kyokushin that could save this confused world. The Kyokushin KaiKan had tried to establish an organization and promote Kyokushin Karate, however, now we think we should emphasize on the strength of the spirit and also on the formation and development of character.
Director of the International
Disclaimer : This is an old message sent by Sosai Oyama to the
Kyokushin members. It is not the original message I translated this text from
Spanish. So if there is any mistake in the translation, accept my apologies, I
tried my best.
In this message, Sosai Oyama lets us know the need to be part of the solutions of the problems our society faces. In order to do this we need to first fix the internal problem that the IKOs have. We need to understand that that if we can not be together at least we should be able to accept each other. IKO 1, IKO 2, IKO 3, IKO 4, IKO 5, IKO 6 and others, we are all part of the Kyokushin family, we do not need to prove each other which one is the best, we need to prove to ourselves that even if there are some differences we can still accept each other. Only when we take this big step we can be sure that the IKOs will be ready to take the challenge of this new millennium. Our society is in need of a strong organizations able to teach and lead our children, capable of giving them values that will allow this society to survive this coming century.
I only hope that one day the different leaders ( IKO1, IKO2, IKO3, IKO 4, IKO 5, IKO 6, and others ) will sit down together in a big table to talk and try to find some common points where they can work together and lead us on bringing again the spirit of brotherhood that is lost. OSU!
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