- Philosophical Beliefs
Practitioner Philosophical Beliefs
A life of integrity is our testimony, both in and out of the Dojo.
Honor breeds integrity and integrity breeds respect, for self and others.
You can only learn as much as you are willing to learn. To learn, you just empty your cup. Willingness to learn occurs only when we are able to lay aside prejudices or preconceived notions of ourselves and others, or of the material being learned.
Constructive criticism helps to foster excellence, as destructive criticism breeds contempt and hinders the learning process.
Care for your training partners as if they are loved family members, for indeed they are.
The mind is the greatest weapon of all. One must keep it clean and sharp.
The moment of physical confrontation has occurred, everyone has been compromised. There are no winners or losers, just casualties and survivors. Injury is not always measured by what happens to the body. Scarring can occur to the mind and spirit of self and others as well.
If a physical confrontation is unavoidable always remember:
a. Act Quickly!
b. Act Decidedly!
c. Dispatch the opponent with maximum efficiency, minimal movement, and destroy their willingness to continue in the confrontation.
Only take a life in order to save a life.
When you think you have arrived, it is a sign that your journey is only beginning.
Humility through humiliation is a very painful lesson. Humbleness of character prevents this.