The Five Principles of the Torrey Pines Martial Arts system relate not only to a student’s training, but also incorporate into every bit of a student’s life. Be it academically, professionally or socially, the five principles are building blocks for the mentality of the true martial artist.


Putting forth an exertion of strength or power, physically, or mentally.


The conventional code of good manners which governs behavior in society; professional and business decorum.


Honesty of mind or intention; truthfulness. Always tell the truth. Say and do exactly what you mean.


Control over ones own impulses, emotions, and weaknesses. Always do what you have to do. Finish what you begin.


The total sum of qualities making up an individual; moral excellence, the person that you really are.