American Shorin Ryu Federation (ASF)
"To commit oneself and inspire others to a life-long, traditional and disciplined training in the art of Shorin-Ryu (Matsubayashi-Ryu) Karate. That commitment is to become exceptional martial artists while adapting the peaceful, honorable and humble principles of Karate-do."
Courtesy -The practice of Karate begins and ends with courtesy. A karateka must show courtesy to others even if his/her technique or rank is superior.
Diligence -Constantly strive to achieve higher personal levels of technical excellence in kata performance , fighting skills, supportive karate methods, tools and techniques
Teaching -Teach and train all those who wish to learn regardless of gender, religion, race and social beliefs. Condition the body, cultivate the techniques, and foster the courage that will follow.
Unity - Recognize that members of the ASF train in similar methods and experience life together in a common and unique way. The spiritual bond that develops from this process needs to be respected and maintained.