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Other guiding principles


Some other guiding principles that may be used in martial arts schools.

Rules for children while at home

  • Show respect to your parents and family members at all times.
  • Greet your parents when they enter the house and tell them goodbye when they leave.
  • Be truthful at all times.
  • Maintain a good relationship with your brothers and sisters.
  • Help with household chores.
  • Keep your room neat and clean.
  • Keep your body, hair, and teeth clean at all times, every day.Do not interrupt conversations. Just saying, "Excuse me" does not mean you are excused and may interrupt.
  • Study your school work both at school and at home.
  • Show respect for your teachers and peers at all times.
  • Children who do not obey their parents may be reduced in rank

True martial artist

A true martial arts student will:
  • Ask questions and never tire of learning.
  • Do his or her utmost to maintain the purity of the martial art and not debase it in any way.
  • Seek the truth; work at developing the highest moral character, strive for humility, love his or her country, and sacrifice his or herself for justice.
  • Always conduct him or herself as an example of what a proper martial artist should be.
  • Be willing to sacrifice for the martial art, the school, and the instructor.
  • Always set a good example for the lower ranks.
  • Always be loyal and never criticize the martial art, the instructor, or the instructor's teaching methods.
  • Practice techniques as taught by the instructor.
  • Remember that his or her conduct outside the school reflects on the martial art, the school, and the instructor.
  • Discard techniques if the instructor disapproves of them.
  • Never be disrespectful to the instructor or a senior.
  • Never break a trust.

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