Once you attain a perfect understanding of the other person, you can attain unity with him and word such as victory and defeat stop having meaning.
This is the true secret of Karate, coexisting with your opponent.
And when an understanding of the human essence is attained, it with make us cooperate with others and through this obtain self-understanding. Practice will not be complete before this mental state is acquired.
Beginning with body and mind training, continuing with the training of the spirit, you appreciate that body and mind are not two different things but one. This is true training (practice).
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