The dojo kun is a set of guiding principles that serve as the foundation of our training at North Peoria Karate Academy. These principles are designed to help students develop the mental and physical discipline that is necessary for success in martial arts and in life. The dojo kun is an integral part of our training, and we encourage all of our students to embrace and embody these principles as they progress in their martial arts journey.

Dojo Kun

The Five Precepts of Gichin Funakoshi

We shall endeavor to build our character
hitotsu, jinkaku kansei ni tsutomeru koto

We shall be faithful in our study
hitotsu, makoto no michi wo mamoru koto

We shall cultivate courage and tenacity
hitotsu, doryoku no seishin wo yashinau koto

We shall attach great importance to etiquette
hitotsu, reigi wo omonzuru koto

We shall be wary of foolishness
hitotsu, kekki no yƫ wo imashimuru koto