One: Seek perfection of character
One: Be faithful
One: Respect Others
One: Refrain from violent behaviour
Hitotsu. Jinkaku Kansei ni Tsutomuro Koto.
Hitotsu. Makoto no Michi wo Mamoru Koto.
Hitotsu. Doryoku no Seishin o Yashinau Koto.
Hitotsu. Reigi o Omonzuru Koto.
Hitotsu. Kekki no Yu o Imashimuru Koto.
Dojo kun is a Japanese martial arts term literally meaning dojo (training hall) rules. The word Hitotsu means "one" or "first" and is prepended to each rule to place it at the same level of importance as the others.
1. Seek Perfection of Character - This is the ultimate goal of karate. To accomplish it, you must apply your training to your life. When training, always follow proper principles. Emphasise not only physical improvement, but mental improvement. If you follow proper principles you acquire experience that you can apply to everything else. The next four rules are necessary to show how to accomplish the overall goal.
2. Be Faithful - Keep to the proper direction. Keep on track. The seeking of truth and fairness is equivalent to seeking the essence of character. Proper technique and action must be based on proper thinking. Develop yourself inside, don't worry about appearances; be true to yourself. As for your attitude and performance, have an open mind, be humble, never forget your responsibilities which are based on your rank. Technique and character reflect the image of Karate-Do.
3. Endeavour - Maintain constant effort. "Practice doesn't makes perfection, Correct Practice makes perfection". Hard work underlies the improvement principle. - "No Pain, No Gain". Seek extra stimulation for extra improvement. Seek deeper and higher levels of understanding. Overcome your weakness and learn self-control. Learn your limitations. The quality of the process is important, not only the result. Continuous effort is power. Be patient, don't want too much, do everything step by step.
4. Respect Others - Live together and improve together. We benefit from cooperation. Group spirit helps the individual keep going. Cooperation means training each other. The bow is a symbol of respect - it strengthens relationships, controls selfishness, don't get a big head. Respect other dojos and systems - everyone benefits from mutual respect and cooperation
Glanmire GAA, Glanmire, Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 XE36
Thursday @ 19:00 - 20:00 - Karate Kids Class
Telephone: +353876307006 (Sensei Aaron Kenneally)