True Budoka are honest with others and themselves.
Students of the Kaijin-Ryu Karate system will possess the quality of being honest, have strong moral principles and will conduct themselves with moral uprightness.
True Budoka act respectfully to retain harmony with others and the environment around them.
Respect for others and the environment is vital to live in harmony. Students of the Kaijin-Ryu Karate system earn respect by being respectful. They also must hold others accountable for being respectful toward them, others, and their environment.
True Budoka act courageously in the face of difficulty, even if inside, they are feeling fearful.
Courage is the mindset that - amidst adversity - you will overcome your fears for a greater good. We decide to be courageous... or to be fearful.
True Budoka train to build their physical strength in preparation to be brave when needed.
Bravery is the physical act of courage. A Kaijin-Ryu Karate student must always strive to be of their best physical self, consistently training and growing physically strong. So, if ever a situation calls to be brave, they are prepared for the challenge. Bravery does not consist of taking irresponsible risks that would cause negative harm to oneself or another.
True Budoka are never satisfied with their current state. We continuously strive for self-improvement.
A Kaijin-Ryu Karate student must always strive to be outstanding in whatever they pursue and what is expected of them. Recognition, awards, belt rank, grades and certificates are not the goal, but are mere marks of excellence.
Great power comes with great responsibility. There is no "first-strike" in karate.
We must always be aware of those suffering around us and be a source of strength, encouragement, and aid those deserving of such. When we beat an opponent, we do not taunt, tease or berate them.
Spirit and intention comes before action.
When one's thoughts, actions and speech are aligned, we are being sincere. To think one way, and to speak and act another way, is insincere. Sincerity goes hand-in-hand with integrity.
You can't control anything, unless you can control yourself.
A Kaijin-Ryu Karate student is called to control oneself, in particular, their emotions and negative desires. Self-Control is also expressed physically, to be able to execute technique with proficiency. Physical self-control is a result of hard, consistent and proper training. Emotional self-control is a result of ethical, moral and virtuous decision making.This is the most important of all virtues and can be the most difficult.