Quotes from Gichin Funakoshi

- Gichin Funakoshi

The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants.
- Gichin Funakoshi
Karate is a defensive art from beginning to end
- Gichin Funakoshi
When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die.
- Gichin Funakoshi
There is no first strike in Karate.
- Gichin Funakoshi