Codes are recited at the beginning of class to help students bring their mind to the present and put aside distractions so they may focus on receiving instruction.  The Go Do Shin is recited at the end of class so students may remember what they have learned and carry the spirit of karate-do outside the dojo.


 Henceforth, I shall faithfully train to strengthen my mind and body.

I am willing to endure rigorous training to achieve my goal.

As my strength increases, I shall seek to cultivate a gentle heart.

I shall not use my skill outside the dojo except in the most extreme circumstances.

At all times I will try to avoid inflicting injury upon another person.

I will not brag about my skill nor use it maliciously.

I shall train with the spirit of humility.


(5 way spirit of Shito-ryu Karate-do)
 Shoshin wasureru nakare (Ishi)
Never forget the spirit of first beginning (will/determination)

 Reigi oko taru nakare (Dotoku)
Never neglect courtesy and etiquette (moral virtue)

 Doryuku oko tarunakare (Haten)
Never neglect effort (growth/ development)

 Joshi kakeru nakare (Joshiki)
Never lose common sense (common sense)

 Wa midasu nakare (Heiwa)
Never disturb harmony (peace)