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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


(2019 AUSKF Summer Camp)
Kaitlyn Fife (ZenBuKan) - 3 kyu
Carter Webster (ZenBuKan) - 3 kyu
Michael Webster (ZenBuKan) - 3 kyu
Breanne Leach (ZenBuKan) - 2 kyu
Michael Curtis (RMB) - 1 kyu
Cierra Nix (Castle Rock) - 1 kyu
Remington Redell (Castle Rock) - 1 kyu
Andy Webster (ZenBukan) - 1 kyu
Jared Bowler (ZenBuKan) - 2 Dan
Philip Sevin (ZenBuKan) - 2 Dan
Jordy Davis (ZenBukan) - 3 Dan
Celeste Rosell (ZenBuKan) - 3 Dan


(RMKIF Winter Camp - 12/7/2019)
James Vincent (Ito Dojo, SWKIF) - 5 kyu
William Nichols (Cheyenne) - 4 kyu
Aldon Anderson (RMB) - 3 kyu
Wayne Carmichael (University of Colorado/RMB) - 3 kyu
Carr Vincent (Ito Dojo, SWKIF) - 3 kyu
David Wilson (RMB) - 1 Kyu


(2019 AUSKF Summer Camp)
Cierra Nix (Castle Rock) - 1 kyu
Julian Smith (Castle Rock) - 1 kyu

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