Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Utah Shorin Kai dojo, is to teach traditional Karate (empty hand) and Kobudo (weapons) in an environment of discipline and respect. We focus on the student as well as the art of Karate. Our goal is to train students in the martial arts, enabling them to acheive greater fitness, discipline and self-defense skills. In short, our “mission statement” is best described by the International Karate Kun, which is:

International Karate Kun (law/oath):

  • Seek perfection of character.
  • Be faithful.
  • Endeavor.
  • Respect others.
  • Refrain from violent behavior.