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It is important to know the tenets by which the Samurai lived. These were the principles that guided their every action. They should be the same for martial art students today.

Gi - Making the right decision and accepting the consequences for that decision, whether they are good or bad.

Yu - Bravery, heroism.

Jin - Universal love and compassion for all human beings; recognizing the sanctity of all life.

Rei - Right action; showing respect for the authority under which you find yourself.

Makoto - Sincerity, truthfulness.

Meiyo - Honor; seeking glory to add to your honor.

Chugu - Unquestioning devotion and loyalty.