This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Friday, 17 September 2010
The Dojo Kun
I thought I'd share with you the last Dojo-Kun that Asai Sensei wrote for me. He gave me several over the years, however this one is very special, because besides it being the last, he also `painted it' right there in front of me (at his company office, in Shimbashi).
THE DOJO KUN TRANSLATED:
1.Hitotsu: jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto (One: Strive to complete your character).
2. Hitotsu: makoto no michi wo mamoru koto (One: Protect the path of truth).
3. Hitotsu: doryōku no seishin wo yashinau koto (One: Cultivate a spirit of effort).
4. Hitotsu: reigi wo omonzuru koto (One: Prioritise etiquette).
5. Hitotsu: kekki no yū wo imashimuru koto (One: Guard against impetuous courage).