of Martial Art Etiquette
Art clubs or schools throughout the world adhere to the traditional
code of conduct - martial art etiquette. As time distant further
from the origins and its culture, the meaning of martial etiquette
appears strange to some people or purposeful-less. Learned respectful
behaviours have been cultured over decades, such as in Kung Fu
hand-symbols to pay respect or in Karate a bow or Thai boxing
hand-symbol and bow.
respect code of conduct is the macro philosophy of instilling
respect for other people and other people's property - the behaviour
of 'consideration'. The nature of martial art training predominantly
involve in the learning and practice of violence against other
person(s). Therefore, there is a great need to balance the increase
of violent thoughts and violent skills with personality control.
is inevitable that any realistic self-defence applications
in the streets require high level of controlled aggression. Such
emotional controlled is a possible result of the strict code of
conduct during practice sessions in the clubs or ring or gym.
is quite true some will argue that you do not really need all
the dramatics of etiquette or the uniform or the fine technical
theories to become a good fighter. However, being brutal fighter
is one thing but being a decent person and a smart fighter requires