THE OKINAWAN KARATE DOJO
In Okinawa, the karate dojo is a highly respected place. It is where the art of self-defense is raised to a way of life. The student of karate is strengthened both physically and mentally while their character is polished through training in the art’s moral principles. The dojo is held in such high regard that even cleaning and maintenance tasks are handled exclusively by its members. These principles and guidelines that have been handed down by karate masters for the practitioners to train and live by. Read them carefully and think about them deeply.
I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth or physical health.
I will develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.
I will use what I learn in class constructively and defensively, to help myself and others, and never to be abusive or offensive.
I am a black belt student. I am motivated, I am dedicated. I am on a quest to be my best.