Dojo Kun (precepts of the Dojo)

Hitotsu, Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Hitotsu, Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Hitotsu, Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Hitotsu, Reigi o omonzuru koto
Hitotsu, Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto
Seek perfection of character
Be Faithful
Respect others
Refrain from violent behavior 


The Dojo Kun is a set of rules outlining expected behaviours on the training hall floor that one is encouraged to practice outside of Karate training. Generally Dojo Kun is read aloud at the end of each class to remind students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for both within and outside of the Dojo.

Each point starts with Hitotsu, which literally means “one”. This is generally interpreted to mean that each of the Dojo Kun points is equally important and therefore were not numbered to be interpreted as decreasing importance.