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DOJO KUN

Dojo Kun are mottos, maxims, tenets, or sayings. The dojo kun is usually recited during the closing rei of the karate class. Each dojo or organization will have different dojo kun. These are the rules to live by, set forth by the Sensei or Koncho, as this is how he/she lives his/her life.

At the end of the class the senpai will command in a strong voice "DOJO KUN" he/she will recite these mottos and the students as a group will repeat after him each motto, (in a strong voice to show good dojo spirit of course). The Japanese word "HITOTSU" is said prior to each motto, it means "one thing".

The dojo kun will be displayed on a wall inside the dojo, each and every student is expected to be able to recite the dojo kun at any given time. This is an easy task if you truly live by the dojo kun.

The following are some of the mottos that the students of the Niagara Falls Martial Arts Center are familiar with.


JUNDOKAN INTERNATIONAL DOJO KUN (Translated by Teruo Chinen)

Be humble and polite

Train considering your physical strength

Practice earnestly with creativity

Be calm and swift

Take care of your health

Live a plain life

Do not be too proud or modest

Continue your training with patience


JUNDOKAN DOJO KUN (Translated by Tetsunoke Yasuda)

Be mindful of your courtesy with humbleness

Train yourself considering physical strength

Study and contrive seriously

Be calm in mind and swift in action

Take care of yourself

Live a plain and simple life

Do not be too proud of yourself

Continue training with patience and steadiness


GOJU RYU DOJO KUN BY PETER URBAN

We are proud to study the spirit of Goju

We shall practice courtesy

We shall be quick to seize opportunity

We shall always practice patience

We shall always keep the fighting spirit of KARATE


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