Our Philosophy

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The Five Principles

The Five Principles of the United Studios of Self Defense system relate not only to a student’s training, but also incorporate into every bit of a student’s life. Be it academically, professionally or socially, the five principles are building blocks for the mentality of the true martial artist.

EFFORT

Putting forth an exertion of strength or power, physically, or mentally.

ETIQUETTE

The conventional code of good manners which governs behavior in society; professional and business decorum.

SINCERITY

Honesty of mind or intention; truthfulness. Always tell the truth. Say and do exactly what you mean.

SELF-CONTROL

Control over ones own impulses, emotions, and weaknesses. Always do what you have to do. Finish what you begin.

CHARACTER

The total sum of qualities making up an individual; moral excellence, the person that you really are.