RESPECT OTHERS 空手道は礼に始まり礼に終わる - Hitotsu karate do wa rei ni hagimari rei ni owaru. Most, if not all of the world's wars can be attributed to a lack of respect such as cultural and religious insensitivity or a lack of tolerance. This by extension shows lack of respect for life itself, and so we find that a failure to establish mutual respect is at the heart of all human conflict.
In the dojo respect is practiced in everything we do. It is what distinguishes us as true martial