This is the second half of my interview with Sensei Mario Sequeira of Palm Court Karate.
In this part of our chat, we delved a little more into what differentiates Goju-Ryu from other styles of karate and how its philosophies are relevant to everyday life.
Quote: If you’re having a bad day, no one else should know about it. The definition of a professional is performing even when they don’t feel like it.
Quote: In Okinawa… you trained why, not how.
Quote: The philosophy of Goju-Ryu comes in its name – “hard and gentle“… By its nature it’s balance… We use that philosophy for everything in life… The hard is the easy part and the gentle is the difficult part.
Quote: It’s an absolute sign of weakness; an absolute sign of lack of confidence in yourself when you revert to violence first.
Quote: I think martial arts is fighting against your own ego.
Quote: I think we’re not quiet enough and therefore we’re not hearing things… I advocate a bit of quiet time.
Quote: There is no “one person” who can teach you everything… The only person is you, and you need to research.
My intro / outro music was created by Joseph McDade