Below is the Shobukan "Kokoro E" as it appears in the Shobukan dojo near Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan. "Kokoro E" can mean "instructions," "precepts," or "virtues," which members should strive to follow. An English translation of the precepts follows below the Japanese version.
Precepts for (Association) Members
Work hard at forging proper karate-do techniques, train both the body and mind, strive to cultivating a complete character.
Build an unyielding spirit and work hard to be able to control yourself in the face of any difficulty.
Show respect for your seniors and kindly guide your juniors.
Never engage in any speech or behavior that would damage the honor of the association.
Always have pride as a member of the association; never allow yourself to be carried away by youthful ardor, taking drastic measures and engaging in ill-mannered behavior.