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Developing an Honor System

By Premier Martial Arts in Fort Wayne, IN

Karate lessons are generally interspersed with the students bowing to the instructor or to each other at various specific times. Bowing to another person is normally taken to be a portrayal of subservience. However, in the case of karate, this is not true at all. Bowing to a teacher or fellow students has a deeper meaning of loyalty, respect, courtesy, and honor. A great sense of honor and integrity can be developed from this art which overflows into every other aspect of life as well. Karate as a martial art greatly stresses on the importance of qualities such as: integrity, honesty, loyalty, mutual respect, discipline, self-control, restraint, and honor.

Why develop honor?

Honor is an important social skill that is commonly overlooked but needs to be developed. As an individual is trained in the art of karate they receive ample time to reflect on the different lessons they are learning and what the importance of such lessons is. Different qualities are imbibed and their significance understood. Honor helps a person to be more honest and develop a sense of integrity. Having such qualities is a very crucial part of the social development of an individual. Honor helps one to do the right thing and remain steadfast to values without the consequences of actions coming into play.


Karate and honor

Honor can be divided into two main types, honor for yourself and to be able to honor others. These two lessons are one of the most important that are taught by karate. Karate develops each student’s self-esteem and self-confidence along with their integrity. Karate may put power into the hands of students with the physical training, but at the same time it also teaches them what the right decision is and provides them with resources to act on this correct choice. Karate teaches its students to uphold honor and justice; to be guided by one’s conscience.


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Premier Martial Arts has been in business for more than 20 years, and since our founding in 1998 we have helped thousands of students of all ages realize their full potential. Premier Martial Arts delivers a best-in-class martial arts experience that helps our students develop the personal skills that are necessary to build a successful life. Our mastery of teaching martial arts over the past two decades is evident in our structured and thorough curriculum, which is standardized across our 100+ locations across the United States, Canada and England.

Our curriculum focuses on character development far beyond the importance of self-defense. We teach our young students how to respect their elders, how to be accountable, how to focus and how to stay in shape in a fun and exciting atmosphere. We empower our adult students with the self-confidence to overcome anxieties and trauma, in an environment that fosters inclusion and social belonging.

Premier Martial Arts Fort Wayne founded in 2015 by 6th Degree Black Belt and Master Instructor Ron Kuhn. Master Kuhn had a distinguished management & engineering career working for such companies as Verizon, NIPSCO, Frontier Communications and Mediacom. In 2019 he made the decision to operate his Martial Arts School fulltime which has always been his lifelong dream. That one location has grown to three in the City of Fort Wayne.

Master Ron Kuhn is married to his wife Anita (retired Special Needs Teacher) of 27 years. They have three wonderful daughters, Jordan, Ally and Katie. Jordan is a nurse who lives in Indianapolis. Ally has a computer science and business background and works with her dad at Premier Martial Arts. Katie is Chemical Engineering graduate and works in the pharmaceutical industry in Indianapolis.


Premier Martial Arts of Fort Wayne operates three locations:

North – 10240 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 (Coldwater & DuPont)

East – 10154 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 (Chapel Hill Area)

Southwest – 9906 Illinois Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804 (Scott & Illinois Road)


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