6 Dec 1983 thru 15 May 2012
The Way of Respectable Warrior
At Universal Martial Arts we embrace the Multiple Martial Art approach in our training. We incorporate the striking & kicking techniques of Taekwondo and Muay Thai with the grappling elements of Judo and Jujitsu into a comprehensive self defense system.
There was an old couple who were collectors of fine antique teapots and they traveled the world looking for rare and beautiful antique teapots. One day as they were on a journey through Japan searching for these treasures, after a long day with no luck, they stopped by an old Japanese country store to get a bit of refreshment to quench their thirst. When the old couple entered the dimly lit store, they noticed a tea pot on the very top shelf behind the counter. As they looked a little closer, much to their delight, there sat one of the most beautiful tea pots they had ever seen.
In the absence of any positive commandment against bearing false witness, lying was not condemned as a sin, but simply denounced as a weakness, and as such, highly dishonorable. (Bushido: The Soul of Japan) Honesty is the virtue most often associated with honor. Even non-warriors, those who don’t really understand the foundation of honor, sense that a dishonest person is a dishonorable one, though they may not be able to explain why. Truthfulness is rooted in the foundations of honor, most notably, obligation. We are obliged to be truthful.