Tradition at The Jukido Jujutsu Dojo
One thing that we love to hear about is traditions that families share. Some reflect cultural or ethnic beliefs while many can be as wholesome and simple as a Norman Rockwell painting. Whichever the case traditions are the glue that binds one generation to another. They give every individual something to look forward to in our sometimes chaotic lives.
In the martial arts, as in many families, traditions are very ritualistic. We define them as activities that we do now, have done in the past, and are likely to do in the future. They can be as simple as the way that we enter the dojo, tie our belt or as fundamental as how we treat one another. Whichever the case, traditions at the Jukido Jujutsu Dojo provide a sustainable approach to authentic martial arts.
Characterized by regularity and commitment, traditional teaching plays an important role in shaping the principles of the individual’s life. A philosophy known as Bushido serves as the bloodline in preserving cultural moral values as the founding principles of one’s life. They nurture an individual’s thinking and influence his/her mindset. This samurai code of conduct or “moral code” is an intricate part of maintaining a healthy attitude while preserving classical self-defense applications.
Codes of Bushido include
“Treat people the same way you want to be treated.”
– Shihan Paul Arel