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).

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).
© André Bertel. New Zealand, 2010.

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