There is No First Attack in Karate
12 1/4 in W x 43 in H Japanese Hanging Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Here we offer 12 different hand-brushed Japanese There is No First Attack in Karate tattoo designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. For these There is No First Attack in Karate tattoo designs the fonts are different, but the characters and the meaning are the same. So order the style you like - the meaning is the same for each design.
There is No First Attack in Karate in Japanese is 空手に先手無し which is read karate ni sente nashi. The Japanese sentence karate ni sente nashi means "There is no first attack (strike) in karate" and reminds us, as Mr. Miyagi would say, "karate is defense only." This is the second rule in Niju Kun, or twenty rules, established by the founder of Shotokan Karate Gichin Funakoshi. For more information see the excellent article Karate ni Sente Nashi: What the Masters had to Say by Mark J. Tankosich.
karate ni sente nashi is composed of the kanji 空手 (read karate) meaning "Karate", the grammatical element に (read ni) meaning "in", 先手 (read sente) meaning "first move; first strike" and 無し (read nashi) the verb meaning "no; without.
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About The Art: This beautiful hand-brushed scroll by Master Takase is personally created at the time of your order and proudly bears her seal and signature. This is a high-quality scroll with light brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara Japan. This is a personal work of art that is designed to last generations.
Delivery: The scroll is completed and shipped within 1-3 business days and arrives ready to display.
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