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Dojo kun

The Dojo kun lists five philosophical rules for training in the dojo; seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor to excel, respect others, refrain from violent behavior. The Dojo kun is usually posted on a wall in the dojo, and some shotokan clubs recite the Dojo kun at the beginning and/or end of each class to provide motivation and a context for further training.

 

  • Strive to perfect character
  • Defend the paths of truth
  • Guard against rash courage
  • Foster the spirit of effort
  • Honour the rules of etiquette
  • Hitotsu. Jinkaku Kansei ni Tsutomuro Koto.
  • Hitotsu. Makoto no Michi wo Mamoru Koto.
  • Hitotsu. Doryoku no Seishin o Yashinau Koto.
  • Hitotsu. Reigi o Omonzuru Koto.
  • Hitotsu. Kekki no Yu o Imashimuru Koto.