I've just posted on my blog an article on Funakoshi Ginchin's 1914 article on Okinawan Karate as published in 1914. I believe it has many important lessons to consider.
It can be found at: http://isshin-concentration.blogspot.com/2011/08/tanpenshu-untold-stories-by-funakoshi.html
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