The Way of Strength begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore, be properly and genuinely courteous at all times.
Following the Way of Strength is like scaling a cliff – continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task at hand.
Strive to seize the initiative in all things, all the time guarding against actions stemming from selfish animosity or thoughtlessness.
Even for the Powerlifter, the place of money cannot be ignored. Yet one should be careful never to become attached to it.
The Way of Strength is centered in posture. Strive to maintain correct posture at all times.
The Way of Strength begins with one thousand days and is mastered after ten thousand days of training.
In the Strength Arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve.
The nature and purpose of the Way of Strength is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.
The Strength Arts begin with a point and ends in a circle. Straight lines stem from this principle.
The true essence of the Way of Strength can only be realized through experience. Knowing this, learn never to fear its demands.
Always remember, in the Strength Arts, the rewards of a confident and grateful heart are truly abundant.
**** Reference to OMAYA MASUTATSU, founder of Kyokushin Karate. I obviously changed a few words to apply it to life and strength. OSU!!
Some more of his lessons: