Seek Perfection of Character – Be faithful – Endeavor – Respect Others – Refrain from Violent Behavior
Everyone who trains in karate must know the dojo kun. At the end of each training session—whether it be at the dojo, after class, or after a tournament, —the dojo kun is repeated all together by the students as a reminder of why we train.
The dojo kun states the basic philosophy of karate, according to its founder, Master Gichin Funakoshi. Master Funakoshi believed that, for the true karate-ka, the dojo kun should not only be considered a set of rules of conduct in the dojo, but a guide to everyday life.
Everything we learn in the dojo, we should apply to everyday life.