Karate is dangerous, so proper observance of etiquette is as important to our training as learning physical techniques. Please follow the guidelines below:
- Do rei every time you enter or leave the dojo.
- Remove shoes before entering the dojo.
- Try not to be late for class. If you are late, you should enter the dojo quietly and wait at the back of the class until you are asked by the instructor to join in. You should then do rei and join the class.
- The dojo is a formal place where all participants must wear keiko-gi. Wash your keiko-gi regularly and keep it in good condition.
- Remove your watch and all jewelry before practice begins.
- Maintaining personal cleanliness is an act of consideration and respect for yourself and others. Keep your finger and toe nails cut short to avoid injury to others.
- No food or beverages (other than water) are permitted in the dojo during keiko.
- Do not lean against the walls or sit with your legs stretched out. Sit in seiza or cross-legged.
- No unnecessary talking during keiko.
- Never leave the dojo without permission.
- Report all injuries to the instructor before leaving.
- Stay after keiko to clean the dojo.
- Weapons and training equipment should be treated with respect.
- Pay your dojo dues. If you are unable to pay your dues on time, talk with the person in charge of dues collection.
- Visitors should sit quietly at the back of the dojo.