Maxims

5 Maxims of Karate

The Dojo Kun, a set of principles to guide the karate student in his daily conduct, was originally written by Satsunuku “Tode” Sakugawa

DOJO KUN – Strive for a good moral character
MAXIM/COMMENT –
Show inner strength through a strong character

DOJO KUN – Keep an honest and sincere way
MAXIM/COMMENT –
Live with sincerity

DOJO KUN – Cultivate perseverance or will for striving
MAXIM/COMMENT –
Train the mind and body with every effort possible

DOJO KUN – Develop a respectful attitude
MAXIM/COMMENT –
Respect yourself and others and live the true spirit and etiquette of Karate-Do

DOJO KUN – Restrain aggression through spiritual attainment
MAXIM/COMMENT –
Never abuse Karate skill and strive for self-control. Violence should be the last resort