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Senior instructors at the JKA developed the five Dojo Kun, which everyone studying at the JKA commits to memory. With each practice session at the dojo, students kneel in the seiza position and repeat these five precepts out loud. This process reminds the students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for both within the dojo and outside.


  1. Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
    Seek perfection of character

  2. Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
    Be sincere

  3. Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
    Put maximum effort into everything you do

  4. Reigi omonzuru koto
    Respect others

  5. Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto

        Develop self-control

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