Honour (or honor) is the concept of a direct relation between one's virtues (or "values") and their status within society. Accordingly, individuals are assigned worth and stature based on a harmony between their own code of honour and that of the society at large. Honour is often seen as a relativistic concept, as conflicts between individuals and even cultures may arise as a consequence of material circumstance and ambition, rather than due to fundamental differences in principle.
The element that distinguishes fencing from everything else. It is a combination of honesty, integrity, self-responsibility, gallantry, ace, dignity, humility and gentleness. Our creed states: Gracious and dignified in defeat; humble and gentle in victory.