Dojo Kun (Training Hall Rules)
by Toda Sensei
1) To know that patience comes first. Know that endurance is simply a puff of smoke.
2) To know that the path of man comes from justice. Know that the way of men is justice.
3) To renounce avarice, indolence, and obstinacy. Forget the heart of greed, ease and relying on others.
4) To recognize sadness and worry as natural, and to seek the immovable heart. One should regard both sadness and malice as natural laws, and just gain the enlightenment of an unshakable heart.
To not stray from the path of loyalty and brotherly love, and to delve always deeper into the heart of Budo. In your heart, never leave the ways of loyalty and filial piety, and aspire greatly for the ways of the pen and the sword.
"Observing the 5 rules above is the law of the dojo."
Written on New Year's Day in 1891 Toda Shinryuken Masamitsu
Lucky day in March of 1958 Takamatsu Toshitsugu Yokuo
Transmitted by Hatsumi Masaaki (Venerable White Dragon)