We practice the Shotokan style because it suites us best. It is direct and to the point. The stances and techniques in the Shotokan style are big and deep which allows the movements to be powerful and strong. Shotokan’s founder Gichin Funakoshi believed that karate practice combined with the observance of certain principles would improve a person’s character. We agree.
The principles Funakoshi established are known as his Dojo Kun. They are :
- Seek Perfection of Character
- Protect the way of Truth
- Foster the Spirit of Effort
- Respect the pricinples of Ettiquette and Respect Others
- Refrain from Impetuous Courage Violent Behavior