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.)


2. Keep an honest and sincere way.

(Seek the truth; speak and act from the heart.)


3. Cultivate perseverance.

(The process is the goal, only through hard work can we earn real experience.)


4. Develop a respectful attitude.

(Understand the difference between etiquette in outward form and etiquette from the heart.)


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