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The Mind of SA JKA Shotokan Karate


JKA Shotokan students are encouraged to observe the five Maxims of Karate in their training. Thus their skills will be enhanced and the training relatively free of unnecessary injuries.

The Five Maxims of JKA Karate

      Seek perfection of character (CHARACTER)
      Be faithful (SINCERITY)
      Endeavour (EFFORT)
      Respect others (ETIQUETTE)
      Refrain from violent behaviour (SELF CONTROL)

(Karate Sakugawa, 1733 -1815)