[caption id="attachment_3522" align="alignleft" width="300"] Integrity seems to be a lost characteristic in society... but The Dojo of Karate teaches the importance of integrity.[/caption] The Dojo of Karate has a high standard they hold every student to while training at our Martial Arts School. Integrity is something we teach our kids everyday when they come to Karate classes. What is Integrity? Wikipedia defines Integrity "as a concept has to do with perceived consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcome." So how do students at The Dojo of Karate learn integrity? First of all, our instructors explain to every student that their training in the Martial Arts is to protect themselves - a form of self-defense. Karate is not used to hurt others, rather to defend ourselves, friends, and family. This is always made clear during the first class, and reiterated throughout their martial arts career. In addition, The Dojo of Karate has students memorize what we call Student Creeds. This is the foundation of our Karate school, as it sets the tone and expectations of all students. Below is our student creed.