Philosophy

Dojo Kun- Dojo Kun

JKA Boston's philosophy emphasizes the continuous improvement of one's character. This is reflected in the Dojo Kun, or "Dojo saying", which we repeat at the end of each class:

Seek perfection of character

Seek perfection of character
Jinkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto

Be faithful

Be faithful
Makoto no michi o mamoru koto

Endeavor

Endeavor
Doryoku seishin o yashinau koto

Respect others

Respect others
Reigi o omonzuru koto

Refrain from violent behavior

Refrain from violent behavior
Kekki no yuu imashimuru koto


Bow to Show Respect

During class, we practice the philosophy of the Dojo Kun by continuously trying to improve our techniques, making an honest effort, striving to overcome our physical limitations, and showing respect for each other. One way to show respect is by bowing. When bowing, try to keep your back straight and bend only from the hip.

Students bowing

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