Kokoro (Heart) Lessons

The Kokoro (heart) lessons are designed to develop your mind and spirit.  To become a winner, you need to think like a winner.  Study each PDF to learn how to take responsibility, help others, and release your full potential.

Along with the martial arts curriculum, you are required to know the Kokoro (heart) lessons before you can test for your next belt.

White – Yellow

Empty Your Cup
Dojo Etiquette
Shoshin Ryu is…
Choices
Safety


Yellow

Repetition is the mother of all knowledge
You are given one body…
Rank
Take Responsibility
Learn from your mistakes


Blue

Martial arts begins and ends with sincerity
The time is NOW
The mind leads the body
Pushing buttons
Obstacles


Green

Argue for your limitations and they are yours
IF (by Rudyard Kiplilng)
Support Classmates


Brown III

7 times down 8 times up
Fearlessness
Good luck / Bad luck


Brown II

Mizu no kokoro (mind like still water)
Fudoshin (immovable spirit)
Happiness


Brown I

Review all philosophy for the mudansha – understand it and internalize it


Shodan

The world is your mirror
Do or do not, there is No Try
Truthful Heart
Humility
The bugeisha, when missing the target, looks for the answer within
Rank


Nidan


Sandan

Mushin (again)
Bokuden