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Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Politeness, Honesty, Honor, and Loyalty

Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Politeness, Honesty, Honor, and Loyalty

Do you know the Seven Principles Of A True Warrior? The seven principles are on a wall at headquarters.  I almost have them memorized word for word.  With some discipline, I found an easy method to memorize them.   Here is how:  Learn one sentence at a time by saying the word and repeating the definition 108 times out loud. For example, say out loud, “Rectitude: Doing what is right without regard to the consequences.”  The next day, ” Courage: Inner strength to resist opposition.” 108 times. The next day, ” Benevolence: Disposition to do good.” 108 times. “Politeness/Propriety: Proper consideration and courtesy to others.” The next day,  ” Honesty/sincerity: Genuine integrity in character and action.”  ” Honor: profound respect and ethical conduct.” Finally,” Loyalty: faithful in allegiance.”  By the end of the week, you will have memorized the seven principles word for word.   Once, learned try to say the principles once a week to keep it fresh in the mind.  This is something I don’t want to forget.  Jiu Jitsu is away to leave behind the old bad you, and create a new good better you; well, that is what I want my training to be. 

October was the last time I attended an Advance class. Half the class were brown belts.  I felt like the waterboy. I kept quiet while they chatted before class. They have known each other for years. I made the mistake of pairing up with a fellow blue belt who was trying to learn the lesson for the first time.  In the fundamental’s class, I know what is going on but in the advance class, I am the waterboy.  I was struggling to learn a spinning armbar from the guard.  Next advance class, I will try to pair up with a brown belt.   There are a lot of lessons to be learned in Advanced.  Wow, another mountain to climb.  This was lesson 33.  I know that jiu jitsu is mostly experience and very little book learning; however,  I need a notebook.

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