Academy Motto








In the Academy of Traditional Fighting Arts we strive to conduct ourselves according to eight mottoes or "dojo kun" originated by the founder of Goju-ryu, the Karate Master Chojun Miyagi. Note that the original Kun were written in "kanji" (Chinese characters) and that the literal translations below do not do justice to their full meanings.


Dojo Kun

  • Be courteous and honourable.

  • Train according to your physical condition.

  • Study earnestly and creatively.

  • Be calm in mind and swift in action.

  • Take care of your health.

  • Lead a simple life.

  • Never be arrogant.

  • Persevere in your training.




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The dojo kun as it appears in the Jundokan dojo of the late Ei'ichi Miayzato, successor to Chojun Miyagi.
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Chinese version (Translation by L Chan 2007.)