The Five Dojo Kun
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 students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for both within the dojo, and outside.
Seek Perfection of Character!
Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto
Makoto no michi o mamoru koto
Doryoku no seishin o yashinau koto
Reigi o omonzuru koto
Refrain from Violent Behavior!
Kekki no yuu o imashimuru koto