Senior instructors at the JKA developed the Five Dojo Kun, which every-
one studying at the JKA commits to memory. With each practice session
at 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.
The Dojo Kun, can be said before or after the lesson.
1. Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Seek perfection of character
2. Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
3. Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Put maximum effort into everything you do
4. Reigi o omonzuru koto
5. Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto