Dōjō Kun

          Hitotsu, Jinkaku Kansei ni Tsutomuru Koto (Seek perfection of character!)

          Hitotsu, Makoto no Michi o Mamoru Koto (Be faithful!)

          Hitotsu, Doryoku no Seishin o Yashinau Koto (Endeavor in all training!)

          Hitotsu, Reigi o Omonzuru Koto (Be respectful!)

          Hitotsu, Kekki no Yu o Imashimuru Koto (Refrain from violent behaviour!)

Each point starts with Hitotsu, which literally means “one”. This is generally interpreted to mean that each of the Dōjō Kun points is equally important and therefore they are not numbered in decreasing importance.

The Dōjō Kun is not merely a list of rules for the limited time you spend on the Dōjō floor. Students are expected to practice it both inside and outside of the Dōjō floor.


OSKD is affiliated with Japan Karate Association


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