Developing Character II

Weber_new.tif

Steve Weber

I realize that it is easy to be cynical and place no trust in this modern world of ours, but I remember reading about Arthurian legends when I was a boy. The tales of knights and their heroic deeds captured my imagination. Fantasies about adventure, protecting the weak, and “using might for right” appealed to me. Perhaps, my interest in Martial Arts and police work was borne from those early seeds. It may seem corny to say, but taking an oath and having your badge of office pinned on your chest made one feel like a modern knight. Receiving a black belt requires adherence to another knightly code, a Japanese one in this case.

As I mentioned last month, the first of the seven virtues in this warrior’s code is rectitude.

Simply put, rectitude means to make right decisions and accompany them with right actions.

In Japanese culture, an honorable man uses correct judgment in his dealings with others. Justice requires courage to right a wrong. Moral propriety, uprightness, decency, goodness, and probity are all synonyms of rectitude. Having the integrity to keep one’s principles incorruptible leads to respect and the recognition of good character.

Mr. Weber is the chief instructor at the Aikido Academy of Self-Defense located at 16134 North Oracle Road, in Catalina. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Martial Arts and has achieved skills in a variety of disciplines. He also teaches Tai-Chi with classes on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m.

Please call (520) 825-8500 for information regarding these and other programs. If you wish, check out the website at www.AikidoAcademyOfArizona.com.

admin (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    From the desk of Supervisor Pete Rios

    21 hours ago
    by

    I am passing along some general information on the unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America and their recent, temporary placement […]


    Resolution Copper adds new members to ‘communities’ staff

    22 hours ago
    by

    There are a few new members to the Resolution Copper communications staff who were hired over the summer. Tara Kitcheyan […]


    Pinal Partnership Gubernatorial Debate at CAC Signal Peak Campus Postponed

    August 29th, 2014
    by

    Pinal County– Pinal Partnership announced today the Gubernatorial Debate scheduled for Thursday, September 4 at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak […]


    Butterfly Count at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum Sept. 6

    August 28th, 2014
    by

    Volunteers with the Central Arizona Butterfly Association invite participants to join their 8th annual Autumn census of all the butterflies […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Oracle State Park to feature Master Gardeners in January 

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education continues its weekend events schedule in January with a Master Gardeners “Answer Table” […]


    Merchants at Ray-Sonora who fought a revolution

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    By John Hernandez Nugget The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 although the spark that was said to have started the […]


    World renowned Legacy Quartet again comes to Gold Canyon

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    The Gold Canyon United Methodist Church’s Performing Arts Series presents the Legacy Quartet in their 8th annual concert in  the fabulous acoustics […]


    Getting lost in the Copper Corridor …

    December 23rd, 2013
    by

    Can you guess where in the Copper Corridor this photo was taken? If you guessed Superior, then you would be […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin