Tenets of the LMAF

Wherefore put you on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to meet the evil one, and being prepared you shall prevail.  Arise, therefore, gird your loins with truth, and put on the breastplate of righteousness



Loyalty to Government
We believe in government and appreciate our government and the opportunity of living under the protection of the same.

 1. Be loyal to your country Sir, loyal sir.


I have a complete desire to obey and please my heavenly and earthly father and mother and those who are over me.

2. Be obedient to your parents sir, obedience sir.

I will bring honor to my family name.  I will live my life in such a way that will bring honor to my parents and be deserving of the honor of my children. 

3. Be loving to your family sir, loving sir.


We believe that God expects all who are skilled in any lines, or have other qualities which are above the average, to be willing for all mankind to enjoy the fruits of these blessings, the same as God sends forth the rain on all, whether they be the just or the unjust.

4. Be cooperative with others sir, cooperation sir.

Faithful and Loyal
I will not betray the trust of others. I will not in any way take unfair advantage of another for my own personal gain. I will not begrudge another an opportunity or blessing I do not have. I will be my brothers’ and sister’s keeper. 

5. Be faithful to your friends sir, faithful sir.

Respect For All

We believe in treating everyone with respect regardless of their race, religion, creed or belief system. It is never appropriate to infringe on the rights of others through disrespectful slurs, vandalism, violence or any other means of unlawful coercion because an individual's or group's beliefs differ from our own.  Every action done in company, ought to be with some sign of respect, to those that are present. 

6. Be respectful to others sir, respect sir.

The success of any endeavor is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from all those we come in contact with.

7. Be honest in personal matters sir, honesty sir.

Love and Charity
Charity is the pure love of Christ. I love my brothers and sisters and will never raise my hand against them.  I will strive to love others as Jesus loves me. 

8. Show concern for others sir, compassion sir.

We pledge to promote international goodwill and strive for world peace.  This is the long looked-for ideal condition known as the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have others do unto you). We believe this worth-while objective can be accomplished, and we embrace the principles that we believe can accomplish it.  It is our absolute belief that Almighty God cannot, under any condition, be pleased with war and bloodshed, or with anyone engaged in the same; and that with the exception of unavoidable self-defense, or of defending the innocent, it is better for an individual to be killed rather than to kill.

9. Never attack without reason sir, mercy sir.

If you work with a will to reach perfection, with a fixed and unselfish purpose to lead and benefit others, you become an instrument through whom the time you labor is changed and becomes a part of the harmony of the Universe.

10. Finish what you start sir, persistence sir.

The above beliefs are the foundation of our Mission Statement:

Our mission is...

1. ...to defend and protect each person's right to create "Value" for themselves, through the pursuit of their own dreams, and to the extent that they also allow others to do the same.

2. ...to encourage each person to create "Value" for society, not just for themselves, to the extent that the intended recipients of that "Value" judges it to be valuable.


We teach (1) martial arts, (2) self defense, (3) fitness and health, and (4) proper assertiveness.  Here is what they each mean to us:

1. Martial Arts

We do not view Martial Arts as a "competition" or a "sport", and we do not embrace it as such.  As a part of our curriculum, we teach the history and culture of the various martial arts in the world, and the portions that we believe to be more effective for self defense.

Teaching the history and culture of various martial arts gives our students a greater understanding of what the world is doing, and understanding of others is a necessary prerequisite to our pledge "We pledge to promote international goodwill and strive for world peace".  Furthermore, this gives our students a greater ability to compare their accomplishments with other martial arts schools around them (which is also why we have adopted an optional but traditional martial arts uniform and traditional belt colors for our style).  We believe their ability to compare will enhance their appreciation of what we have, and the reasons we have it.  This study also exposes us to differences of opinion regarding martial arts, so that we can embrace and extend those portions that we feel work well for us.  We are not above learning from others.

2. Self Defense

Self defense training is necessary in order for us to be able to "defend and protect", as our mission statement requires. To do this, our focus must be on *practical* self defense.  That means we do not teach swords, spears, nunchucks, or other weaponry that are not practical to carry in today's world.

3. Fitness and Health

You cannot promote world peace without first having peace within yourself.  And you cannot have peace within yourself without fitness and health. 

A man or woman spends 50 or 60 years gathering knowledge and know-how, and just when they have arrived at a time in their life when they could really produce, teach, instruct, and keep the younger ones from making the same mistakes they did, they up and die.  Training in fitness and health help to stem that tragic loss.

4. Proper Assertiveness

A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a dangerous man that has the self control and self discipline to control his dangerous side, as well as the wisdom to know when to bring it out.  In contrast, a bad man is a dangerous man without that discipline.  This means that DISCIPLINE is the more important principle, followed by the training needed to be dangerous.

    • First: Have a righteous mind. A person must always have a righteous mind to tell right from wrong and behave justly.
    • Second: Do not become greedy.
    • Third: Do not become angry. An angry person will lose correct judgment, and will surrender control of their behavior. 
    • Fourth: Do not become foolish. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    • Fifth: Have patience and tolerancefor your fellow man.
    • Sixth: Be loyal to your brothers and sisters
    • Seventh: Be humble

The ancients who wished to illustrate virtues throughout the empire, first ordered well their own States.
Wishing to order well their States, they first regulated their families.
Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons.
Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts.
Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts.
Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost, their knowledge.
Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things.
Things being investigated, knowledge became complete.
Their knowledge being complete, their thoughts were sincere.
Their thoughts being sincere, their hearts were then rectified.
Their hearts being rectified, their persons were cultivated.
Their persons being cultivated, their families were regulated.
Their families being regulated, their States were rightly governed.
Their States being rightly governed, the whole empire was made tranquil and happy.