The dictionary defines courtesy as follows:
excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior.
Is courtesy a lost are? What ever happened to please, thank you, your welcome?? Opening the door for others just to name a few! Well one of the purposes of martial arts training at Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors’ is to bring this important tenet back into existence in our culture. Students are taught to refer to elders as Mr or Ms, and instructors as Sir or Miss.
Not only does it sound good but it also help to improve the self esteem of those who are doing it! Next day we will cover Tenet 3, self control!