On entering the Dojo (training hall) for the first time we ask you to adhere to a few basic rules as etiquette and safety are important aspects of your karate training.
- Always bow into the dojo on entering and leaving the dojo.
- If entering the dojo during a lesson wait in at the entrance in Seiza until Sensei gives you permission to enter, then you may bow and come in.
- You must not leave the dojo during class without permission from sensei.
- Always train in bare feet unless a medical condition dictates otherwise.
- Hands and feet to be kept clean including fingernails and toenails.
- Never talk over your instructor’s tuition and stand in formal stance during instruction.
- Do not lean on walls or sit down during a class unless told to do so.
- Do not eat, drink or chew anything in the Dojo. If you wish to have a drink then you must ask permission to leave the Dojo.
- All jewellery, watches, wrist bands are to be removed or covered whilst training to minimise the risk of injury.
- No T-shirts to be worn under the gi (white suit) except by girls and women who may wear a plain white T-shirt. During extremely cold weather boys may wear a plain white vest.
- All other students should be treated with respect and consideration.
- The karate Gi should be clean and ironed at every training session.
- Bad language is not permitted in the Dojo.
- All equipment to be treated with respect.
- Always do your best!
Failure to comply with the above rules will result in punishment with press ups or sit ups although during the period in which a student is adjusting to the new environment they will be reminded of the rules and not be punished.