Dojo Kun

Seek perfection of character.

Be humble and polite.

Recognize your strengths; strive for improvement in all things.

Practice with an open mind and ’empty cup.’

Refrain from violence and uncontrolled behavior.


Dojo Kun are principles or guidelines of practice – Dojo Kun translates to training hall rules. Dojo Kun guide our training and are the fruits of our training. Empty Cup Karate students strive to understand and practice these Kun both in the dojo and out in the world.