The do’s and don’ts – Dojo Rules

Upon entering and leaving the practice area of the dojo, make a standing bow.

Respect your training tools. Gi should be clean and mended. Weapons should be in good condition and in their proper place.

It is important to be on time for practice. If you are unavoidably late you should wait, formally seated be-side the mat in seiza until the instructor signals his permission for you to join class. Quietly perform a simple seated bow as you get on the mat.


During class when the instructor demonstrates a technique for practice, sit quietly in seiza. After the demonstration, bow to the instructor and return to practice.

Respect those more experienced. Never argue about technique.

Fingernails and toenails must be short. Feet must be clean. No shoes on the mat.

No jewelry should be worn during practice, including rings.

Do not talk to anyone while class is in progress.


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