The Five Dojo Kun

 

Senior instructors at the JKA developed the Five Dojo Kun, which every-one studying at the JKA commits to memory. With each practice sessionat the dojo, students kneel in the seiza position and repeat these five precepts out loud. This process reminds students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for both within the dojo, and outside.

Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

                                                                         1.

Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character

 

Makoto no michi o mamoru koto

                                                                         2.

Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Be sincere

 

Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto

             3.

Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do

 

Reigi o omonzuru koto

                  4.

Reigi o omonzuru koto
Respect others

 

Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto

                  5.

Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto
Develop self-control