Respect is the cornerstone of the
martial arts. At SHAKU Family Martial Arts, respect is
taught, modeled and embraced as a fundamental attitude
necessary for success in one's life. Respect begins
with respect for oneself. A student needs to develop
self-respect before they can truly treat others with
respect. Some of the ways in which our programs
develop self-respect in children include:
Requiring students to be responsible
for wearing a clean and tidy martial arts uniform.
Addressing others using "sir"
Maintaining a clean and tidy bedroom at
Being well groomed for class
(fingernails short, no jewelry, hair short or tied
Bowing to partners and following formal
respectful traditions of the martial arts.
Requiring punctual attendance for class
Requiring parents and teaches to
endorse child's respectful behaviour prior to belt
For adults, self-respect is equally
important. Poor eating habits, smoking, excessive
consumption of alcohol and a lack of exercise are indicative
of behaviours related to one's level of
SHAKU students commit to living with
respect in their daily lives. From how we treat
ourselves to our interaction with others, to community involvement
and environmental attitudes.
Respect is the first and most important
lesson that one can learn through the study of the martial
All our SHAKU™ schools are proud to
offer a 30-Day no-risk
trial to enable students, parents and instructors
sufficient time to evaluate the suitability of our programs.If you would like to explore this option for you or your child,
OUT THIS FORM and an instructor will call you to schedule a school
mention that you found us on the web and you will receive a
complimentary uniform at no charge!