Dojo Rules and Etiquette

To keep things safe and orderly, our dojo has a set of rules that are rather simple to abide by. They are as follows:

  • Bow before entering and leaving the dojo
  • Address the instructor as Sensei (teacher)
  • Address higher ranking students as Sempai
  • Please arrive on time and dressed for class
  • If you arrive late to class, kneel just inside the door and wait until permitted to enter by the instructor
  • Students are not to arrive any earlier than 15 minutes before class
  • Please be quiet while class is in session
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • No profanity accepted
  • No jewelry while in class
  • No sparring without supervision
  • No running/horseplay
  • Wear a clean gi (uniform)
  • Finger and toe nails are to be short and clean.
  • Sparring rules: light contact to body, NO contact to head, throat, back or groin area
  • Parents/Guardians are responsible for the supervision of their children prior to class
  • The studio will not be responsible for any children remaining after their class time is overĀ  The studio will not be held responsible for any student remaining in the parking lot after the completion of their class
  • All injuries should be reported to the studio immediately
  • Parents/Guardians should try to have their children use the restroom prior to class
  • All small children who are not students must be accompanied by an adult
  • Make all payments on time

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