Dojo Kun

Dojo Kun (Training Hall Oath)

The Dojo Kun recited at the end of each class represents all that Kyokushin strives to achieve through its training. The Dojo Kun was co-written by Mas Oyama & Eiji Yoshikawa.

We will train our hearts and bodies
for a firm unshaking spirit.

We will pursue the true meaning of the Martial Way,
so that in time our senses may be alert.

With true vigour,
we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self denial.

We will observe the rules of courtesy,
respect our superiors,
and refrain from violence.

We will follow our religious principles,
and never forget the true virtue of humility.

We will look upwards to wisdom and strength,
not seeking other desires.

All our lives,
through discipline of karate,
we will seek to fulfill the true meaning of the Kyokushin Way.