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Guelph School of Japanese Sword Arts, July, 2001

Michael Alexanian


Japanese Language and Culture Course

The Seven Principles of Bushido

Daily Recitation:

1. Right Decision: "I will always make correct decisions form the heart, rather than from the mind."

2. Bravery: I will never hesitate to put my needs last, especially if it is best for the group."

3. Compassion: I will always show Universal Love to all mankind."

4. Right Action: "I will always be polite and courteous at all times."

5. Truth: I will always be truthful and sincere in everything I do."

6. Honor: "I will always be honorable in thought, word and deed."

7. Devotion: "I will always be loyal to my superiors and the members of my group."