Why I don't expect, hope, or convince...

I am sworn to instruct the powerful lessons of the martial arts with integrity that values the reputation & legacy of the martial arts itself above the needs, wants, wishes, and demands of my self and all beings that I encounter. Every student I accept is appreciated, valued & developed without bias, judgement, favor, or even hope from me of their success or failure. Every students' progress must stand upon pillars of truth that stem solely from their own, self sought intentions. I carry no expectations towards any student's progress, development or even participation. A student must be committed and wanting on his or her own to truly absorb the true life empowering feats of the martial arts. These challenging lessons of personal realization can not be convinced into the un-willing.

"Martial" means "war" which clarifies that the Martial Arts are the War Arts. I hold in high regard the combative foundation of the Martial Arts along with it's still lethal potential. I do not view, promote, or exploit it's power as a game or toy for myself, or even the children who become my students. All formalities and respects of the Martial Arts are obeyed by all who choose to seek my tutelage regardless of who or what they are. The Martial Arts change the people that I bring around it, I do not allow the people that I bring around my martial arts to change the martial arts.

Outside of my habitual mannerism of kindness & respect, exists special attention from me to no one, regardless of their age, sex, size, status, appearance, abilities, personality, relation to me, etc... Every student in the dojo is a blank canvas who creates the image of his or her self through martial arts development. The only thing that comes before training and development in my dojo is safety & cleanliness.