Philosophy of the Black Belt

Shuyokan Ryu Martial Arts Center - Costa Mesa, CA USA   The Black Belt The Philosophy of the Black Belt
Rank Does Not Confer Priviledge or Give Power
It Imposes Responsibility

When a student begins his or her study of the martial arts a white belt is worn, which symbolizes a stage of innocence. As training continues, the white belt becomes soiled and starts to turn brown in color. With the passing of time the belt becomes so soiled that it turns black in color, symbolizing that the student has reached the stage of the Black Belt. As the years go by and with more training the edges of the Black Belt begin to fray and turn white. Eventually, the Black Belt turns all white in color, symbolizing that the student has returned to the stage of innocence.

 

The Philosophy of the Black Belt

The Philosophy of the Black Belt

Martial Arts Are A Way Of Life

From Student To Teacher,

Teacher To Student,

And Teacher To Teacher

The Philosophy of the Black Belt

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Shuyokan Sayings

"Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. --- Eleanor Roosevelt"