Authentic Okinawan Karate

The Dojo Kun

一、人格完成に努むること
1. Strive for good moral character.
(Respect, Humility and Patience are virtues taught by example.)

一、誠の道を 守ること
2. Keep an honest and sincere way.
(Seek the truth; speak and act from the heart.)

一、努力の精神を養ること
3. Cultivate perseverance.
(The process is the goal, only through hard work can we earn real experience.)

一、礼儀を重んずること
4. Develop a respectful attitude.
(Understand the difference between etiquette in outward form and etiquette from the heart.)

一、血気の勇を戒むること
5. Restrain aggression through spiritual attainment.
(Karate is the art of life protection; practice compassion.  Remember, Karate is a lifetime study.)

Originally by Kanga Sakugawa (1733 -1815)
Notes by Kyoshi Sam Ahtye


We humbly appreciate your interest in our dojo, and if you desire and qualify, we welcome you to study with us in the true spirit of Okinawan Karate.