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Dojo Kun

Dojo Kun

What Does Dojo Kun Mean? Dojo Kun do·jo·kun \ˈdō-(ˌ)jō\ ˈkən\ noun Definition: This is a set of guidelines all karate practitioners are expected to follow. Not only do these guidelines apply within the dojo, they also apply to everyday life. View More Karate Glossary...
Dan

Dan

What Does Dan Mean? Dan dan \ˈdan\ noun Definition: A ranking system used in modern Japanese martial arts such as karate. It was adopted in 1924 by Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate. Different-colored belts signify a student’s ranking, and the highest...
Dojo

Dojo

What Does Dojo Mean? Dojo do·jo \ˈdō-(ˌ)jō\ noun Definition: The formal gathering place for students of martial arts such as judo or karate. Dojo literally means “place of the way” in Japanese. A dojo is considered to be a special place and must be treated with...