Bushido (武士道) The Way of the Samurai – Courage (勇)
Photo taken – 2.2012
Anshu Christa Jacobson teaching Hanbojutsu (半棒術) at the Budo Ryu Hombu Dojo
To see just cause and to not act, is lacking in courage.
When one finds oneself in a situation where there is an obvious right and wrong, yet remains silent for fear of loosing face, they prove nothing and show that they lack in the ability to stand up for their own beliefs. As a warrior one should be ashamed of oneself.
This is not to say that one should go out in search of conflict to show their strength, as this is foolishness as well. However; if conflict should present itself, one should have the courage, confidence and resolve to make themselves and their righteous beliefs known without fear of loosing something as trivial as public acceptance and stand up for what they believe in and have come to love.
I hope that you all enjoy the lesson.
Take Care, Be Safe and Good Luck in your Journey of Budo.
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