Above: Exterior image of the Japanese Friendship Garden taken by Bill Scott.
Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy that spread through the warrior class during the Muromachi period. It is the code of moral principles which the samurai were required or instructed to observe, which was frequently unwritten.
It is typified by the Seven Virtues: Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honour and Loyalty. Codes of conduct and moral principles, like that of the Samurai, are lacking in the youth of today. Gangs and peer pressure have a strong influence and are putting children at risk. Mr. Whetstine will discuss how martial arts programs can aid in getting these kids back on the right track.
Those who learn the Samurai Way find it has a powerful effect on them. Their lives are changed as they learn things about themselves they did not even know they were looking for. Come and learn about Bushido and let it have a powerful effect on you!
Call the Garden to RSVP for this event: 619-232-2721
The lecture will take place Sunday, May 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. Google Map
Cost is $10 for Garden members, $15 for non-members.