Loyalty is the quality or state of being loyal. Loyal means to be firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles. In this case, loyalty to the sensei and the dojo are required to progress beyond the intermediate levels because only the most trusted students will be shown advanced techniques. Loyalty can also be defined as a faithfulness to commitments or obligations. This implies a sense of duty not only to the dojo but the principles of the dojo as well.