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The Importance of Proper Manners in Martial Art Training

Manners are a vital part of human relationships. When we practice good manners we are showing respect for others, as well as to ourselves. The student of traditional Japanese martial arts, such as, Shotokan Karate, Kendo and Iaido, should not only practice good manners, but understand the reasons behind the specific behaviors.

The following subjects are necessary in demonstrating respect for the art, your instructors, fellow students and yourself: bowing, timeliness, communication, giving and receiving, personal and dojo cleanliness. These topics will be explained in detail throughout your practice.

The longer you practice martial arts, the more natural these manners should become. They should extend into your life outside of the dojo, such as your home and workplace, whenever applicable. It is the awareness and practice of these manners, as well as the physical training, that effects your character improvement, which is the ultimate goal of martial arts training.

Promotion Results


(RMKIF - October 23, 2021)
Bennie Butler (Castle Rock) - 5 kyu
Edward Hammond (Castle Rock) - 4 kyu
Rafael Mancilla (Castle Rock) - 3 kyu
Walter Hayden (Castle Rock) - 3 kyu
Aleksey Nikolayev (Castle Rock) - 3 kyu
Jerry Farmer (Castle Rock) - 2 Kyu
Jason Wong (Rocky Mountain Budokan) - 1 kyu
Michael Curtis (Rocky Mountain Budokan) - 1 dan
Frauke Hachtmann (Omaha Kendo & Iaido Kyokai, SWKIF) - 1 dan


(SWKIF - May 15, 2022)
Steven Rowell (ZenBuKan)- 3rd Kyu,br />Kelly Corwin (ZenBuKan) - 2nd Kyu
Aaron Rowell (ZenBuKan) - 1st Kyu
Sei Iwasa (RMB) - 2 Dan
Chris Perez (RMB) - 2 Dan
John Chen (RMB) - 3 Dan
Jordy David (ZenBukan) - 3 Dan



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