Our Goal

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.

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Dojo-Kun

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.

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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

 

一、誠の道を守ること

HITOTSU: MAKOTO no MICHI o MAMORU KOTO

ONE: To defend the paths of truth

 

一、努力の精神を養うこと

HITOTSU: DORYOKU no SEISHIN o YASHINAU KOTO

ONE: To foster the spirit of effort

 

一、礼儀を重んずること

HITOTSU: REIGI o OMONZURU KOTO

ONE: To honor the principles of etiquette

 

一、血気の勇を戒むること

HITOTSU: KEKKI no YU o IMASHIMURU KOTO

ONE: To guard against impetuous courage

If you are interested in authentic traditional karate from its roots in Okinawa and Japan then Cortland Karate Center may be of interest to you.