Respect for the School ∞
The School constitutes the sacred grounds where is practised the Way leading to Enlightenment, and the teaching sanctuary.
It must therefore be kept in a state of utmost cleanliness at all times.
It is a refuge and a haven for all.
Respect for the Ancestors ∞
The worship of Ancestors is represented in the School by the altar. Compliance with the associated ceremonies stems not from belief, but from respect.
The Schools' founders and Grand Masters are entities, philosophical or actual, whose contributions forged the system as we now know it.
They can help us in our daily practise, infusing courage and willpower, constant reminders that we are not alone on the difficult path of the Royal Way of Martial Arts.
Out of respect for the Ancestors, only Masters are authorized physical contact with the altar.
Respect for the Grand Master and teachers ∞
The Grand Master embodies the Teachings as well as the cultural and ancestral heritage.
His rank and the sole desire to learn from him impose an unconditionnal respect for the Grand Master.
The teachers, when not Masters themselves, enjoy a limited authority, warranting recognition nonetheless.
Furthermore, giving due respect shows knowledge of the hierarchic system and, indirectly, respect for the Grand Master himself: they are a direct link between student and Grand Master.
Respect for the training site ∞
The training site collects the "blood, sweat, and tears" from the struggle between body and mind.
It is a witness to the perseverance of practitionners who must necessarily apply the safety and salubrity measures suited to maintain the supreme calling of this place.
Respect for the weapons and equipment ∞
Weapons are not evil in nature : it all depends on the user.
They become training companions, litteral projections of the body, allowing their wielder to progress.