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Tetsugaku translates as “philosophy”. The philosophy of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is immense, however, there is a basic foundation to its philosophy. First and foremost Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is an art of peace. The study of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do is for the development of its participants physically, mentally and spiritually in all aspects of their life. The fighting concepts studied are for self-defence purposes only and a true practitioner of Goju-Ryu would never start a fight.

The depth of the philosophy of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do can be perceived through the Jundokan Dojo Kun (precepts for moral conduct). The Dojo Kun is based on philosophies taught by Goju-Ryu Karate-Do founder, Master Chojun Miyagi. It was compiled by Ei’ichi Miyazato Sensei and translated into English by Tetsunosuke Yasuda Sensei. 

  Dojo Kun

Hitotsu (first)

  Be mindful of your courtesy with humbleness.

 Train yourself considering physical strength.

 Study and contrive seriously.

 Be calm in mind and swift in action.

 Take care of yourself.

 Live a plain and simple life.

 Do not be too proud of yourself.

 Continue training with patience and steadiness.


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