We have a simple mission here at Black Dragon Martial Arts: we hope to leave the world a better place than we found it. We believe in doing what we can, when we can, in order to better ourselves and to serve the community. Kokuryu is founded on the belief that community service should be at the forefront of everyday life, and we hope, with our enhanced Kokuryu program, to enrich the lives of our students and the community in everything we do.
A key part of learning Kokuryu is understanding the teachings of Bushido and the key tenets of the samurai. Bushido means “the way of the warrior,” which is a collective term meant to describe the ideals and codes of honor that the samurai live by.
The Bushido code can be categorized into eight virtues:
- Heroic courage
- Benevolence and compassion
- Duty and loyalty
Our students are expected to do well at work, receive good grades in school, and do community service – and they will see the rewards for doing so in their life and at the dojo. Our founder has added two more codes to live by to the original 8 tenets of Bushido: a Sharp Mind, and Service To Others. We live by and honor these codes primarily through community outreach and involvement. Our students can learn rewards, achievement patches and medals, and even scholarships to the dojo by demonstrating these important virtues in their lives.
As you learn the practice of Kokuryu, it is our hope that these virtues will develop within you so you can better excel in school, work, and relationships while helping others by being guardians for those who cannot defend themselves. Kokuryu will teach you a wide range of skills that range from self defense, physical fitness, and a healthier lifestyle to team building, community involvement, self-confidence, and self-discipline. If you are looking to ensure that you are bully-proof, can protect yourself (women’s self-defense), and are prepared for any situation that our complicated and dangerous world can throw at you – then our program is what you are looking for.
Join Black Dragon Martial Arts today and become part of something bigger than yourself.