The Seven Virtues of Bushido

7 Virtues of Bushido

Bushido is the way of the samurai. It is a set of values and virtues. It is a way of life. The virtues of Bushido are reflected in the 7 pleats of the hakama. These 7 virtues are:

  1. Gi (rectitude, justice, righteousness, integrity)
  2. Yuki (courage, valor, bravery)
  3. Jin (humanity, charity, benevolence)
  4. Rei (respect, courtesy, etiquette, civility)
  5. Makoto (honesty, sincerity)
  6. Meiyo (honor, dignity)
  7. Chugi (loyalty)

I started practicing Aikido in 2000. It instantly became one of my main interests. And the rest is history.

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