Karate Club

DOJO ETIQUETTE
  • Bow upon entering or leaving the dojo. Also bow when entering or leaving the training area.
  • Bow to instructors (or senior students) when entering the dojo.
  • Place shoes neatly next to door.
  • Keep your karate gi clean and in well maintained condition.
  • Keep hands and feet clean. Trim finger and toe nails to avoid injury to yourself and others.
  • Do not wear jewelry in class.
  • Keep the dojo training floor for practice of karate. Do not mess around or run around on the practice floor.
  • Line up quickly when the instructor signifies that class is beginning. It is important that you make every effort to be at class on time.
  • Ask permission of the instructor before leaving class for any reason once class is session.
  • Ask senior students to help you before and after class.
  • Avoid excess talking and loud activities when the instructor is speaking.
  • Listen carefully in class to instructions. Remember to do only what you are instructed to do.
  • Always bow correctly from the waist.
  • Turn away from the rest of class to adjust or rearrange your uniform (gi),
  • Begin each practice with a partner with a bow and say "onegaishimasu"
  • End each practice with a partner with a bow and say " arigato gozai mashita" - Thank you.
  • Always address the senior instructor as "Sensei" and all other senior students as "Sempai"
  • Respond quickly and strongly by saying "Hai" when the instructor addresses you or asks you to do something.
  • Control your emotions. Do not lose your temper.
  • Respect everything and everyone in the dojo.
  • Always practice in a safe and respectful manner.