Archive for the ‘Etiquette’ Category

Etiquette is mindfulness – to watch constantly how you act and what you say and think in any and all situations, on and off the mats, is an important part of your martial arts training. To be caught off guard or in a weak moment or in a situation where you are acting improperly because you are not thinking, is the moment where you have “lost” yourself.

– Reverend Kensho Furuya, Aikido Sensei – Buddhist Priest

Rev Kensho


1. Have faith in God.
2. Take pride in your work.
3. Always finish what you start.
4. Do what has to be done.
5. Be tough, but fair.
6. When you make a promise, keep it.
7. Ride for your outfit (be loyal).
8. Talk less, say more.
9. Remember, some things aren’t for sale.
10. Know where to draw the line.