Cambridge ESKA

Traditional Shotokan Karate around Cambridge

Dojo Kun

The Dojo Kun exists to remind students, regardless of their rank, that the physical, mental, and spiritual growth that comes from honest karate training, must also leave the dojo with them and be a feature of their daily life.

Calligraphy by Master Teruyuki Okazaki

Japanese translation

HITOTSU! JINKAKU KANSEI NI TSUTOMURU KOTO!
HITOTSU! MAKOTO NO MICHI O MAMORU KOTO!
HITOTSU! DORYOKU NO SEICHIN O YASHINAU KOTO!
HITOTSU! REIGI O OMONZURU KOTO!
HITOTSU! KEKKI NO YU O IMASHIMURU KOTO!

English translation (traditional)

To strive for the perfection of character!
To protect/defend the paths of truth!
To foster the spirit of effort!
To honour the principles of etiquette!
To guard against impetuous courage!

Explanation Video