|Who put the shin in Shinseidokan...why me of course!|
While Miyazato sensei was big on me taking responsibility for myself, and my karate, he was also keen that I understood I would only appreciated karate properly once my responsibilities to others had been taken care of. It was a lesson I could have done with learning a couple of decades earlier, but then, I've never put myself forward as the smartest guy in the world.
|Most people train karate in the evenings|
Regardless of what time of day you practice karate, I think it's important to be mindful of what you're doing, and part of that includes understanding that your body and mind undergo subtle changes throughout the day. Adjusting your practice to the time of day you're training will bring you closer to the essence of what you're doing; but, get your timing wrong, and that essence will remain forever out of reach.