The Sensei Views 

Perfection of Character

This means that the martial arts is more than just physical. All beginners, and all martial artist especially the young, should be taught the importance of character building through discipline and continuous ferm training. For the beginner, the character building process begins with perfecting techniques through repetition. The knowledge to fight will be achieved as one gains more confidence through development of stronger techniques. Train to bring out the knowledge , not only a fight but to overcome personal problems especially in times of sickness, domestic crisis or business problems. It is a long path to develop these strong values but once the concept is understood and experienced it will provide a lifetime benefit of inner strength and peace.

Faithful and Loyalty

To be faithful is a strong quality tradition and an extension of the wisdom influence on the family and martial arts. The faith to be shown is in your teacher and dojo. The student should always be faithful to his teacher. While this may seem unusual in the present day, it is unreasonable to expect a teacher to teach all he knows to a disciple who is likely to leave for the slightest reason. The student must prove his loyalty over the years. The faith and loyalty extended to the teacher will be rewarded, in that a greater amount of knowledge and wisdom will be passed on to the student and this bond between teacher and student is extremely valuable and is the basis of the learning relationship.

Adapt Endure Persevere

To adapt endure to Persevere means complete dedication and commitment necessary to achieve mastery of any art. In no case is mastery possible without strenuous effort and sacrifice on the part of the practitioner. To adapt endure to Persevere must be of a sincere nature and not just superficial. Serious effort on the part of the student will be recognized by the teacher who will in turn spend more time with him or her.

Respect and Etiquette

Respect for others is an important part of martial art culture therefore common to the martial arts. Mr. Elwood stressed that training begins and ends with etiquette. He also stated that without courtesy there is no martial art. This is a reflection of the formal nature of the people and may be observed respect during training as well as at home or office. The art etiquette is well defined. You show respect in everything you do and everywhere you go. Respect is extended to all...Teachers, parents, educators, law, deceased, nature, etc.

Refrain From Violent Behavior Control

A trained fighter is a person with a fierce competitive drive and great strength so it is unfair to use it against an untrained person. The artist who Adapt Endure to Persevere is almost unbeatable and must use his knowledge only for the sake of justice. A person of character can walk away from a fight because he is in control of his emotions and is at peace with himself. He does not have to test his abilities on the street. He wins without fighting and he will have no regrets because no one will be injured. Refraining from violent behavior is hard to explain to many Westerners or the attitude of which is against the principles of It is therefore necessary for instructors to constantly remind the students of the importance of the martial art.

"When to fight and when not too.".