Karate begins and ends with courtesy (respect).
Karate polishes the spirit (refinement).
There is no first attack in Karate (restraint).
If you train regularly at another Karate dojo that is not a member of our association, you must not wear our patch. To do so would be disrespectful to that dojo. You should not wear your black belt if you train at dojo that teaches another style of Karate (unless you are ranked in that style too). Remember that dojo outside of our association may not recognize your rank even if they teach Shito-Ryu.