Date Posted
31st Jan 2017

Shotokan Dojo Kun

SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER
Hitotsu!  Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Each person must strive for the completion and perfection of one's character

BE FAITHFUL
Hitotsu!  Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Each person must be faithful and protect the way of truth

PUT MAXIMUM EFFORT INTO EVERYTHING YOU DO
Hitotsu!  Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Each person must endeavor (fostering the spirit of effort)

RESPECT OTHERS
Hitotsu!  Reigi o omonsuru koto
Each person must respect others and the rules of etiquette

DEVELOP SELF CONTROL
Hitotsu!  Kekki no yu o imashimuru koto
Each person must refrain from violent behavior (guard against impetuous courage)

 

The Dojo Kun are the foundational training principles of Shotokan Karate given to us by Master Gichin Funakoshi.  They serve as a condensed guide to proper conduct both inside and outside the dojo 
and should be applied in every day life.