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Paul Herbert 5th Dan
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The Dojo Kun is often recited at the end of a karate lesson, to remind the student that they should have a strong humble character, both within the dojo, and away from it. Taken from Funakoshi's Twenty Guiding Principles, the Dojo Kun should be recited in unison, with conviction and passion.


Hitotsu. Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomeru koto.

Seek perfection of character.

Hitotsu. Makoto no michi o mamoru koto.

Be faithful.

Hitotsu. Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto.

Endeavor to excel.

Hitotsu. Reigi o omonjiru koto.

Respect others.

Hitotsu. Kekki no yuu o imashimeru koto.

Refrain from violent behavior