Dojo Kun (School Goals)
TO STRIVE for good moral character
TO KEEP an honest and sincere way
TO CULTIVATE perseverance or a will for striving
TO DEVELOP a respectful attitude
TO RESTRAIN your physical ability through spiritual attainment
This is written to give the student a better understanding of the Dojo Kun.
Making correct moral decisions and having both physical and mental courage; of the two, moral courage is the more important.
Being true to yourself and the other members of the dojo. It is a student's commitment to train hard and a teacher's commitment to teach well. The martial arts are a serious endeavor.
To train hard at all times. It is not fair to yourself, your sensei or the other dojo members to give less than your best effort.
The proper social behavior towards your teachers, your seniors and your juniors.
Keeping your fighting spirit in check so that you do not injure your training partners. It is also controlling all your emotions, particularly anger. Emotions must not take charge in one's private life outside the Dojo.
When asking to be taught, be submissive and free from prejudice; accept the teachings as shown. In this way you will not establish your own peculiarities or bad habits.
Be polite and obedient to the master and other superiors. Be courteous among fellow students and followers. You must strive to develop humbleness.
Cultivate a spirit of perseverance. You will develop a healthy body if you have strength of mind and train fearlessly.
Strive to be a warrior for the construction of a peaceful and free world, by using the character building, morality and spirituality contained in the way of karate.
In daily conduct do not encourage fights or arguments.
Move from easy to difficult and from simple to complicated. More time is required to train longer and harder as you progress. Do not hurry or engage in senseless or reckless practice. Develop gradually.
Become familiar with the use of the makiwara and other training equipment. Train yourself to use your fist body and positions. Be patient and study earnestly the katas and matches. Do not aim for hurried success.
In the past a single kata was studied for three years. A long time ago a particular master analysed a single kata for over ten years. Do not think you have mastered a kata and become proud of your success. Pride will lead to hurt your achievement in virtue and technique; thus pride can be like a poison to the world.
Take care not to develop only your favorite technique, neglecting others because this will leave a weakness in your defense. Be cautious not to become too theoretical or technical because these too are weaknesses.
Ask questions freely of the master and other superiors because you must strive to understand what you are learning.Type your paragraph here.