This means attaining good manners, respect, and courtesy is one of the most important priorities of Martial Arts.
Every training session, we start and finish with respect and courtesy.
During training, show your respect and courtesy to thank and appreciate your training partners, teacher, and the dojo. If you don’t have your training partners, teacher, and place to train, you can’t even train and improve yourself.
We practice fighting techniques which could be very dangerous without respecting each other.
When you are doing sparring etc, and your partner gets a strike or a submission on you, you should thank them, because you can realise what to fix.
In the old days, SAMURAI warriors respected each other even when they were killing each other in a battle.
The good warriors were polite, and got respect and courtesy.
We should respect each other when we compete too. You learn a lot from competitions. Be polite, and show courtesy to your opponent, referee, organiser, etc. Without them, you can’t compete. Consider your opponent as a helper to make you better. So give 100% effort to make that competition meaningful for you and your opponent.
Don’t forget “ The Way of Martial Arts begins and ends with respect and courtesy "