Throughout martial arts history, Honor has been a core principle of practitioners worldwide. In feudal Japan, honor (meiyo in Japanese) was the main foundation of Bushido, the Samurai code of conduct. Honor was so important that a warrior would rather commit suicide after losing in battle than live with the shame of defeat.
In today's society, honor remains a crucial part of martial arts training. Honor is the concept of great respect and high esteem. In our practice, we honor the warriors and masters before us by continuing to teach traditional martial arts and paying tribute to their perseverance in spreading the arts. By respecting our school, our instructors and fellow students, we can continue to honor them and each other.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle