The “Dojo Kun” was developed by senior JKA instructors. It is a set of five guiding ethical principles which students recite out loud at the end of every training class. This aims to remind students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for both, within the dojo and outside.

The Dojo Kun is usually recited in Japanese. However, they may be recited in English at some branches.

Below are the 5 guiding principles from the Dojo Kun.


Listen to Dojo Kun


Practise Individual Dojo Kun

一、人格完成に努むること

(Hitotsu) Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

Seek Perfection of Character

一、誠の道を守ること

(Hitotsu) Makoto no michi o mamoru koto

Be Sincere

一、努力の精神を養うこと

(Hitotsu) Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto

Put maximum effort into everything you do

一、礼儀を重んずること

(Hitotsu) Reigi o omonzuru koto

Respect Others

一、血気の勇を戒むること

(Hitotsu) Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto

Develop Self Control