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Training Body and Mind - Traditional Shotokan Karate

DOJO KUN

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 What is DOJO Kun? 


Dojo Kun is a statement of the basic philosophy of karate according to Master Gichin Funakoshi (Founder of Shotokan Karate).  Master Funakoshi believed that the dojo kun should be not only rules of conduct in the dojo, but also a guide to your everyday life.       

  • Hitotsu! Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto!  - 
  • First! Strive to perfect your character.


  • Hitotsu! Makoto no michi o mamoru koto!   - 
  • First! Be faithful and protect the way of truth. 


  • Hitotsu! Doryuku no seichin o yashinau koto!  - 
  • First! Endeavor to excel. 


  • Hitotsu! Reigi o omonzuru koto!  - 
  • First! Respect one another.


  • Hitotsu! Kekki no yu o imashimuru koto!   - 
  • First!  Refrain from violent behavior.


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