Warrior's Club

The Warrior's Club is an elite group of Martial Artist who truly show the meaning of Bushido as they follow the Way of the Warrior.  The club was founded in 2008 by Sensei Robert Collins and Sensei Spencer Rosebraugh.  For member's of KS-Karate, one student will be selected per year at the December testing that shows the way of the warrior through outstanding Karate above and beyond requirments in mind, body, and spirit throughout the past year.

There are Seven Principles of Bushido represented in the warriors club as described below and found on Bushido:

義  (Rectitude or Justice)
Rectitude, is the strongest virtue of
Bushido. A well-known samurai defines it this way: ‘Rectitude is one’s power to decide upon a course of conduct in accordance with reason, without wavering; to die when to die is right, to strike when to strike is right.’ Another speaks of it in the following terms: ‘Rectitude is the bone that gives firmness and stature. Without bones the head cannot rest on top of the spine, nor hands move nor feet stand. So without Rectitude neither talent nor learning can make the human frame into a samurai.

勇  (Courage)
Courage is worthy of being counted among virtues only if it’s exercised in the cause of Righteousness and Rectitude. In his
Analects, Confucius says: ‘Perceiving what is right and doing it not reveals a lack of Courage.’ In short, ‘Courage is doing what is right.’

仁  (Benevolence or Mercy)
Love, magnanimity, affection for others, sympathy and pity, are traits of Benevolence, the highest attribute of the human soul. Both Confucius and Mencius often said the highest requirement of a ruler of men is Benevolence.

礼  (Respect)
Courtesy and good manners have been noticed by every foreign tourist as distinctive Japanese traits. But Respect and Politeness should be the expression of a benevolent regard for the feelings of others; it’s a poor virtue if it’s motivated only by a fear of offending good taste. In its highest form Respect approaches love.

誠  (Honesty and Sincerity)
Bushido
encouraged thrift, not for economical reasons so much as for the exercise of abstinence. Luxury was thought the greatest menace to manhood, and severe simplicity was required of the warrior class … the counting machine and abacus were abhorred.

誉  (Honor)
The sense of Honor, a vivid consciousness of personal dignity and worth, characterized the samurai. He was born and bred to value the duties and privileges of his profession. Fear of disgrace hung like a sword over the head of every samurai … To take offense at slight provocation was ridiculed as ‘short-tempered.’ As the popular adage put it: ‘True patience means bearing the unbearable.’

忠  (Loyalty)
Loyalty to a superior was the most distinctive virtue of the feudal era. Personal fidelity exists among all sorts of men: a gang of pickpockets swears allegiance to its leader. But only in the code of chivalrous Honor does Loyalty assume paramount importance.




Students of the Year!
2008 - Sempai Bryan Hinson
2009 - Sempai Stacie Townsend
2010 - Sempai Diana Goforth

 
Members:
Sensei Leroy Rosebraugh (The Inspiration behind the club)
Hanshi Jeff Ader (First Inductee and True Leader of Warrior's)
Renshi Spencer Rosebraugh (Co-Founder)
Renshi Robert Collins (Co-Founder)
 
Sempai Stacie Townsend
Sempai Joel Goforth
Sempai Bryan Hinson
Sempai Jaryn Presnell
Sempai Diana Goforth
Kohai Jim Venn
 

 
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