Denshinkan aims to teach all its students classical and ethical martial arts. This will be done in a safe and friendly atmosphere. To ensure that all students achieve their maximum potential, whether in self-defence, improved fitness or holistic training, all instructors will be qualified in first aid as well as being knowledgeable and experienced in their particular art, its rules and customs. It is the policy of Denshinkan that all students will only use their skills and knowledge in the event of extreme danger and will do nothing to hurt the goodwill of the school, Koryu Uchinadi or martial arts in general.
All martial arts centre around a formal traditional background, which revolves around having and displaying respect at all times for your instructor and seniors, your fellow team mates and the training venue. Respect is usually shown in two ways, from within by showing a quiet display of calmness and externally with a bow and your manner. Learning and showing respect is an essential part of Martial Arts. Good respect at all times requires self-discipline, which produces self-control even in the face of injustice or provocation. Martial Arts encourages a person to practice etiquette at all times. It is customary to bow when entering or leaving the dojo, before resting and resuming training and when facing a partner.
I promise to uphold the true spirit of Martial Arts and never use the skills or knowledge that I am taught against any person for any reason except the defence of myself, my family or my friends in the instance of extreme and immediate danger under unprovoked attack, or in support of law and order.