The 5 Karate Dojo Kun: The best things you can accomplish with them

The Shotokan Karate Dōjō Kun is not only a set of rules but rather a philosophy one chooses to live by. The practice of courtesy (and valuing it) shows the difference between other “fighting techniques” and Budo – in which respect to courtesy is the foundation to getting better.

The real meaning of karate belt colours

meaning of shotokan karate belt colors

We’ve already talked about how everything in karate has a piece of history behind it. And that holds for the minor things as well, or maybe not so small like the meaning behind karate belts. The real mining behind the ranking system in Shotokan karate has some polemic around it, but we will try to clarify that once and for all.