You are here
Home > Karate > Etiquette

Etiquette [Reigi 礼儀 ]

Etiquette is the customary code of polite behaviour (manners) in society, or among members of a particular profession or group.

The difference between a group of warriors and a group of fighters is how they treat people.

Warriors understand respect. Both how to give it, and receive it.

Etiquette is a form of self-restraint... a set of brakes on your ego.  When you spend your time on self-improvement, it's like taking a sports car and enhancing it. Driving a sports car with no brakes only leads to tragedy.

"Manners maketh man."

... or in other words: Manners distinguish us as humans, apart from savages and animals.