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What kind of values will my child learn

Posted by john barton on August 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

What kind of values will my child learn.

Medieval Knights were not just great fighters. They also tried to live by a code of behaviour called Chivalry. Japanese Samurai tried to live by a code of behaviour too. Their code was originally called Bushido, but today it is called Budo.

 Outside of Japan, most martial arts ignore the code and concentrate on the fighting. Cumbria & The Borders Judo clubs however, believes that the real purpose of Judo is not to produce better fighters, but to produce better people. The code of Budo teaches respect, sincerity, and not to use your skills for wrongful purposes. We try to instil those kinds of values into all of our students.

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Reply duffy
6:26 AM on August 17, 2011 
A breath of fresh air John, I totally agree with this philosophy. I just wish more clubs would adopt a similar aproach.