AKBAN – Ethical code for martial arts

Insight

An AKBAN martial arts practitioner maintains and develops a harmonious personal insight that binds thoughts; movements; emotions.
This insight is bounded by practice.

Friendship

Above all technical achievement and as a basis of all spiritual development, a martial arts practitioner maintains and develops friendship between himself and his fellow trainees. This application is a fundamental base that expresses humanity, concession of tangible achievements and compassion.

Power (AKBAN’s razor)

The AKBAN martial arts practitioner is cautious and does not use hers or his power beyond what is needed. If there is a need to use power, it shall be done with wisdom, patience and compassion.

A martial arts practitioner is always careful with using his powers but is especially attentive when she or he is in advantage point. Advantage point and the power of the martial arts practitioner stem from hers or his physical strength, martial knowledge, the cohesion of his fellow martial arts practitioners and also from other factors: money, social class etc.

Using power beyond what is necessary, corrupts and distances the martial arts practitioner from what is dear.

Perseverance

An AKBAN martial arts practitioner transcends above difficulties and trains for many years.

Sensitivity

An AKBAN martial arts practitioner is sensitive to others, to the environment and to himself.

Honesty

An AKBAN martial arts practitioner thinks sincerely.

Professionalism

An AKBAN martial arts practitioner strives toward realistic and accomplished technique.

Responsibility

An AKBAN martial arts practitioner is obligated to responsibility that outflows from the power of martial knowledge. The responsibility is combined of:

  • Practical responsibility for his own well being.
  • Physical responsibility for his fellow training partners.
  • Responsibility to others that is the outcome of being a member of society.
  • Responsibility for the preservation of humane and martial knowledge.