Another post got me thinking this morning... What does the Dojo Kun mean to you?
These 5 areas were outlined by Gitchin Funakoshi as the way to go about training in the Dojo to develop proper karate and karate-ka.
1. Seek Perfection of Character
2. Be Faithful
4. Respect Others
5. Refrain From Violent Behaviour
This is the list as I know it, and as I was taught it. I thought it was just a thing to get the kids in class to call out, and learn some basic rules for the club. It wasn't until years later revisiting it that it began to have meaning for me, much like how Yoga became so much more than just stretching.
Now as I googled the list another set or interpretation comees up as:
Seek perfection of character Protect the way of the truth Foster the spirit of effort Respect the principles of etiquette and respect others Guard against impetuous courage and refrain from violent behavior.
I'll use the first one when I reply to this, but use the one you know, or feel comfortable with. How would you define each topic, or what does each mean to you [in training]? Remember this was a guideline for inside the Dojo.