Saturday, March 02, 2013

Dojo Principles

Courtesy - Respect - Perseverance - Good Character - Honesty - Courage - Cleanliness - Humility - Kindness

I used to teach a kids karate class at a small private elementary school.  It was a great experience and I really enjoy teaching children.  At the end of each class as we sat in seiza in a circle, we would all recite the following words:
  • Courtesy
  • Respect
  • Perseverence
  • Good Character
  • Honesty
  • Courage 
  • Cleanliness
  • Humility
  • Kindness
After this we would bow and class would be over.

We don't recite these words in my adult class since adults don't need to be reminded that these principles are important. Right?

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