Whenever I watch those old martial arts movies, usually one of the things I always hear is honor; bringing honor to one's family, honor to one's loved one, or honor to their senior, style or dojo/dojang. It really seems like a common connection with martial arts and honor to go hand in hand. But I'm curious as to why? In my years of training in Taekwondo, I hear it talked about a lot, and I constantly see it through martial arts culture. Honor is one of those things that you want to build, and it seems to hold more weight through martial arts. I know that it is found in everything, and it is something that everyone looks for in all cultures, but it seems very influential through martial arts. Especially when it comes to our leaders, I know people look to them to see that they are honorable. My instructor even talked about it a lot, and kept revolving around leaders, and how important honor was to have as a leader. He stated that "Honor is simply one easy word to sum up a few valuable characteristics of a great leader. Those characteristics are honesty, fairness, integrity, and credibility" (The Characteristics of Honor: a Mastership Thesis by Master Travis Dillow). So now I open the floor; tell me about what your thoughts are on honor. How do you look at it in your training, and how do you look at it when it involves your leaders?