We show respect to our flag and our country in all our classes. Respect is an important character trait to show yourself and others during your training as a Black Belt Leader.
Respectful people treat others with consideration. They do what is tasteful and proper in dealing with others. Respectful people treat others as they want to be treated. They value others. They help other people value themselves.
There are many ways to show respect for yourself and others in your training. Treat others with respect by being polite. Respect the individuality of others and accept differences of opinion. Judge people on their merits and do not take advantage of others that are weaker than yourself.
Show your respect for others by:
- Treat them the way you want to be treated.
- Respecting the dignity, privacy and freedom all individuals.
- Valuing and honoring all people no matter what they can do for you or to you.
- Respecting others in a peer pressure situation. Do what you know is right. Your friends will respect you more for it and the fact that you are strong in character.