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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 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

     Be sincere 


3. Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto

     Put maximum effort into everything you do 


4. Reigi o omonzuru koto

     Respect others  


5. Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto

     Develop self-control