The Dojo Kun
The 'dojo kun' are, basically, the rules of the Dojo. These rules were
laid down by the Okinawan master of Karate, Sakugawa Shungo. He based
these rules on the Chinese rules, which date back to the era of
Bodhidharma. The rules were recited at the end of every training
session by the highest grade student, then repeated by the other
Hitotsu, jinkaku kansei ni tsutomeru koto.
Hitotsu, makoto no michi o mamoru koto.
Hitotsu, doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto.
Hitotsu, reigi o omonzuru koto.
Hitotsu, kekki no yu o imashimuru koto.
To seek the perfection of character
To follow the path of truth
To cultivate the spirit of effort
To esteem etiquette
To admonish brute courage