The meaning of the Japanese word 真 (shin) in Yoshinkan has a very special significance.

I encourage all the students of Yoshinkan to do some research on the various meanings and nuances of 真. It will add a depth and breadth to your understanding of true budo that you will not achieve through training in the physical techniques alone. What you will find is that the concept of 真 is at the very core of what we can potentially achieve not only through our training in the dojo, but also in our daily lives. Indeed, at its most profound level, 真 can lead us to the answer to the age-old question – what is the meaning of life itself.