What does “karate ni sente nashi” mean?

What does “karate ni sente nashi” mean?

Karate ni sente nashi? By Lawrence Kane “ He who strikes the first blow admits he has lost the argument.” – Chinese Proverb If you study classical Okinawan or Japanese martial arts you’ve probably heard Gichin Funakoshi’s famous saying, “karate ni sente nashi.” This translates as “there is no first strike in karate.” While Funakoshi’s statement is…