DOJO Maxims

These maxims are mottos. The spirit of which serious students of Karate should try to follow if they wish to gain the maximum from their training. The maxims are like the English saying “Service not self”, “Deeds not words”, “Be prepared” and exemplify an attitude which dictates a way of life.

 

Reisetu O Mamori - Stick to the rules

In the Dojo good etiquette must be observed by the following the rules.

 

Jolitsu Ni Oberezu - Teachers and students are not all one

Outside the dojo you can be friendly with your sensei but do not take advantage of this friendship. In the Dojo respect and revere him.

 

Shinkenmi Ni Tesseyo - Be serious in your efforts

No flippancy, chattering, smoking, gum chewing, eating or drinking in the Dojo. Concentrate solely on Karate and train hard in everything you do. The Dojo is not a social gathering hall and visitors as well as students shall respect the rules and the Maxims.