Guiding Principles

At "Spirit First Martial Arts" Dojo we follow and teach the guiding principles of the Dojo Kun, as originally taught by "Tode" Sakugawa (1733-1815)

The golden rule of "treating people as you wish to be treated" is fundamental in these principles.

Point of interest:

As you may of noticed, each of these five principles starts with the number "one" and maybe you even started to wonder: Why aren't they numbered from one to five?. If this is the case you are certainly asking the right question and the answer is quite important: each and every one of these five principles is equally important to follow. The above listed order is the most common way of displaying them, but in fact it doesn't matter which one you say or follow first as you should always follow all five of them.


At Spirit First Martial Arts Dojo we practice and teach traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo, which consists of Chubu Shorin Ryu, Machimura Seito Shorin Ryu and Koga Ryu Kobudo (weapons' art) martial arts.

Located in Springwood, Queensland, we deliver karate classes to students from Springwood, Underwood, Slacks Creek, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Daisy Hill, Shailer Park, Loganholme, Tanah Merah and other Qld. suburbs.

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