There is an old saying pertaining to martial arts, which states, “One must first learn civility before he learn the art, and one must first know his ethics before he knows his skills.”
Civility here refers to good manners, courtesy, respect and consideration for others. Ethics, on the other hand, is a fundamental set of acceptable behavior which codifies the spirit of martial arts and which martial artists can rely on to cultivate their body and mind, and to guide their everyday actions and judgement.Ethics is an indivisible part of the study of martial art and sets the moral guidelines for martial artists. Ethics principles serve as the traditional, cultural and social standard by which practitioners are trained in martial arts. Central to these principles is the concept of non-violence, respect for oneself and others, loyalty to one’s family and country, and the following of the natural way.The adherence to ethics confirms our moral obligation of society and fellow human beings. Read more
Ethics of Ju-Jitsu
Traditionally, the studies of Ju-Jitsu consist of both the practice of skills and the adherence to ethics.
The skills learned from Ju-Jitsu practice hone our physical bodies, sharpen our reflexes and strengthen our resolves and they should be counterbalanced by good conduct.The philosophy of Ju-Jitsu is the achieving of harmonious values by individuals who live by peace, wisdom, morals, love and self-discipline through intellectual means. The primary gold of learning Ju-Jitsu is to become a better understanding person who lives with a greater expectation of a sincere life.. Read more