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Dojo-kun[1] is five basic and main principles that must be learned and observed with emphasis in both training and every day life. Dojo-kun exist to remind the practitioner, that Genseiryu is not only a strive towards perfect techniques, but also the strive for a deeper understanding of development and the evolution of the individual with both moral and ethical values.

  • Hitotsu - Ooinaru Yuuki o Yashinau Koto (一, 大いなる勇気を養うこと) // One - Foster great courage
  • Hitotsu - Reigi o Taisetsu ni Suru Koto (一, 礼儀を大切にすること) // One - Be careful with courtesy
  • Hitotsu - Haji o Shiru Koto (一, 恥じを知ること) // One - Be conscious of shame
  • Hitotsu - Doryoku no Seishin o Yashinau Koto (一, 努力の精神を養うこと) // One - Develop a strong will
  • Hitotsu - Seijitsu o Mune to Suru Koto (一, 誠実を旨とすること) // One - Make it a principle to be reliable


  1. Dojo-kun is cited from Genseiryu Karate-do International Federation as they are displayed on the wall in the Honbu Dojo in Japan. Translation to English done by Peter Lee.