- Vivian Figueredo
What makes ours a "traditional" martial arts dojo?
Updated: Jul 30, 2019
At Meikyo, we embrace the culture, etiquette, philosophy, principles, and practices of the martial arts. As a traditional dojo, we view these elements as essential to authentic karate-do training. While our customs are rooted in Okinawan and Japanese culture, they have universal application. So, as we express courtesy through the traditional act of bowing, we remember that we must approach all persons with humility. As we put forth our best effort in the dojo, we remember that life itself requires intention and industry. As we recite the dojo kun, our code of honor, we remember that there are rules, whatever our personal inclinations, that must be adhered to.