At Cortland Karate Center, we teach and practice authentic traditional karate based on the styles that originated in Okinawa, Japan. We follow the precepts developed by Master Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate, who developed the Shotokan style that we teach. Our goal is to teach mind, body, spirit and the perfection of character. We do this to enable each student to fulfill their individual potential and assist them in achieving their goals in life.
Cortland Karate of Ohio
The Dojo-Kun are a set of five principles that are recited at the beginning and ending of each class. These are foundational principles and are a reminder of why we train.
一、人格 完成に 努める こと
HITOTSU: JINKAKU KANSEI ni TSUTOMURU KOTO
ONE: To strive for the perfection of character
HITOTSU: MAKOTO no MICHI o MAMORU KOTO
ONE: To defend the paths of truth
HITOTSU: DORYOKU no SEISHIN o YASHINAU KOTO
ONE: To foster the spirit of effort
HITOTSU: REIGI o OMONZURU KOTO
ONE: To honor the principles of etiquette