Jita Kyoei



Jita Kyoei meaning, “Mutual Benefit and Prosperity.” This saying is associated with the Kodokan Judo Academy in Tokyo and in paticular the Founder of Judo Jigoro Kano Sensei 1860-1938.
Kano, a renowned educator, wanted to preserve the martial efficiency of jujutsu ( the best use of energy) while transforming it into a modern art for the benefit of society as a whole, (mutual prosperity) free of the brutality that typified the violent feudal era that had given it birth. These precepts became the foundation of the Kodokan the school that would become the world headquarters of the Judo movement.



On our dojo scrolls are written maxims of particular significance to all martial artists. They remind us of the core principles governing our training and how we should live our lives. Rest assured that they are guaranteed 100% accurate translations that will bring credit to your dojo!

After years of research, we discovered the best way to reproduce calligraphy scrolls is to use a commercial Japanese twelve color art printer that uses special pigments, not toners. This gives a permanent image with an “organic” look rather than toners’ shiny plastic appearance. Our karate dojo scrolls look just the same as those found in Japan and Okinawa. (Please see photo of the Higaonna Dojo in Naha, Okinawa).

Printed on the best quality, coated, heavyweight art card size 11” x 17,” they are shipped flat between boards to prevent creasing.

Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 11 × 2 in