Easton Martial Arts Center Cardinal Principle – Respect
Cardinal Principles at the Easton Martial Arts Center
(text paraphrased and taken from Modern Arnis – “Philippine Style of Stick Fighting” by Remy Amador Presas, 1974)
The cardinal principle at the Easton Martial Arts Center is RESPECT for one’s opponent as a person and as a fighter, and as a sportsman. It should always be remembered that an opponent is a human being with a dignity as you have and worthy of respect. Also, do not underrate his fighting ability. Over-confidence would be costly, if not fatal. There fore never underestimate the ability of an opponent. Sportsmanship on the other hand is the measure of a fighter or player. The laurels of victory should never be worn with superiority but with humility. Victory is not a stamp of invulnerability but rather a reason for magnanimity.