7 Codes of the Bushido
"The way of the Warrior"
Politeness | Courage | Benevolence | Veracity | Justice | Loyalty | Honor
Politeness - Having or showing that one has good manners and consideration for other people
Courage - The firmness of spirit and swell of soul that meets danger and opposition without fear
Benevolence - Marks a disposition made up of choice and desire for the happiness of others
Veracity - A disposition of truthfulness
Justice - Integrity in the dealing of men with each other, rectitude, equity and uprightness
Loyalty - The act of binding yourself to a course of action (intellectually or emotionally)
Honor - A good personal Character, a strong sense of what is morally right
Kokondo uses the Seven Codes of the Bushido as a reminder of the kind of people we should be. All students (youth and adults) are taught that it is best to never use the knowledge we learn on others. They are taught the proper reactions for different circumstances, when and when not to use their skills, and to always avoid a conflict if possible.
Our emphasis is on doing ones best - not to compare yourself to others, but instead constantly improve ones own techniques and abilities.
Safety is also a key factor in our classes. Each student is taught that they are responsible for the safety of each person they work with. This mandatory measure provides a safe learning environment so all can learn and progress.