This site is based on my daily practice of Shotokan Karate-Do here in Oita City, Japan. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate websites, this page is primarily dedicated to Budo Karate training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Saturday, 2 May 2020
Many people ask about the DOJO KUN.
Irrespective of what one thinks about this topic, I believe that it requires fluency in Japanese (both speaking and reading) and also a deep understanding of the sociological and psychological aspects of Japan.
This is something I would like to talk about in the future. So far I have not seen sufficient explanations, as the Japanese level of foreigners attempting to do so, has been particularly poor.
The request for more sound explanations about the dojo-kun is a project that I intend to undertake at some stage. Until then, what are your thoughts on the dojo kun? Do you recite it at the end of your trainings and, if so, do you do it in Japanese or your native language? Best regards, good health and spirits from central Oita City. Andre