Dojo Kun

Dōjō kun is a Japanese martial arts term literally meaning "dojo rules".

 These rules are usually posted at the entrance to the training room or on the front of the dojo (shomen) and outlines behavior to be followed or avoided.

Five guiding principles 


hitotsu, jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

First and foremost. Cultivate nobility of soul.

I must strive for perfection of character.

I must build character through karate-do.


hitotsu, makoto no michi wo mamoru koto

First and foremost. Take up the cause of truth.

I must be honest.

I have to be honest with everyone.


hitotsu, doryōku no seishin wo yashinau koto

First and foremost. Strive to surpass yourself.

I must give maximum physical and mental effort.

I must always give 100% of myself physically and mentally and never give up.


hitotsu, reigi wo omonzuru koto

First and foremost. Show courtesy.

I must respect others. 

I must respect the people and things around me.


hitotsu, kekki no yū wo imashimuru koto 

First and foremost. Abstain from violent behavior. 

I must restrain myself from violent behavior.

I must avoid violent situations, and if there are any, I must control them.

At Budokai St-Bruno we recite it thus: