Shihonkin Dojo is a place of traditional Okinawan martial arts. We live the values and principles of the original Okinawa Goshinryu Kempo (Okinawa Kempo Karate). Loyalty to the dojo, to our core values, to the Dojo Kun (dojo rules), and to the Sensei is a basic requirement for attending classes and staying at Shihonkin Dojo. Active participation in events is desired.
Within the framework of politeness and mutual respect, everyone is given the freedom to live their individual strengths. We reject egalitarianism and military obedience. We live a tolerant coexistence in which it is not about age, gender, religion or political world view. Every student in the Shihonkin Dojo has the same rights and duties and is treated with the same respect. Members and sympathizers of all political parties and religious communities allowed in Germany are welcome in the Shihonkin Dojo. We strictly reject extremism of any kind, intolerance or devaluation towards fellow students or the Sensei.
The Shihonkin Dojo has a family atmosphere. This means that each student has responsibility for himself, his fellow students and the dojo. We are one big community that goes through thick and thin together. We give each other support for everyday life. Especially in hard times, like at the moment, this support helps enormously and does good. In the training, the mental and physical strength of the students is increased. The goal is to strengthen the inner goodness of each person and to bring it out even more. So that we can all become better people and strengthen the cohesion not only in the dojo, but also in society again. We understand martial arts as an effective way of personality development for more self-confidence, stamina and discipline and ultimately more success in life and work