"Jikishin Kore Dōjō Nari"
The Nippon Kobudō Jikishin-Kai took its name from an ancient Zen saying: "Jikishin kore dōjō nari," which translates as "a pure heart transforms into a dōjō." Guiding its members to achieve this transformation was the sole purpose of the Jikishin-Kai and the teachings of both Miura Sōshihan and Shimabukuro Hanshi. Their desire was that every student of classical Japanese budō come to fully understand this proverb and live it out in the world. They believed that each of our lives is like a pebble dropped in a pond. It sends ripples into our surroundings. One transformed life affects countless others and is capable of making meaningful change purely by its example to others.
Few of us enter the dōjō on our first day with pure hearts. We go there to learn martial arts, and our motives in seeking to do so are often anything but pure. So the first step of this transformation ... (full article here)