Our DOJO KUN (Guiding Principles)
1. Strive for perfection of character!
Hitotsu: Junkaku kansei ni tsutomuru koto!
2. Be faithful!
Hitotsu: Makoto no michi o mamoru koto!
Hitotsu: Doryoku no seichin o yashinau koto!
4. Respect others!
Hitotsu: Reigi o omonzuru koto!
5. Refrain from violent behaviour!
Hitotsu: Kekki no yu o imashimuru koto!
Our DOJO Etiquette
- Clean karate gi. Do not roll up sleeves of gi.
- Clean hands and feet with nails trimmed short.
- No eating or chewing gum.
- No watch or jewelry.
- Long hair to be tied up.
- Bow before entering the dojo and on leaving the dojo.
- Do not be late for class.
- If you arrive late, wait on the side in seiza (kneeling position) for the instructor to invite you to join the class.
- Karateka stand in grade order in the line, from lowest at the end to the highest at the beginning. When breaking up the line, do so in descending grade order. When you are called to line up, do so quickly and quietly.
- Bow and greet the senior instructors and karateka personally on your arrival. Bow to Dan grades in order of seniority.
- When sitting, either kneel or cross your legs. Do not sit with legs extended straight out.
- Give respect to all karate participants, whatever the grade or age.
- Never stand with your hands on your hips or lean against the wall.
- Acknowledge the Sensei's instructions with "Oss".
- There should be no idle talking during class. It is disrespectful, and distracting to the Sensei and other participants. If you wish to ask a question, raise your arm.
- When the Sensei is giving an explanation during training, stand quietly and attentively and keep your hands at your side or behind you.
- The instructor is always addressed as “Sensei”. The most senior student is addressed as “Sempai".
- When changing partners for an exercise, bow to the previous partner before moving to the next, and then bow to the new partner.
- Senior belts must lead by example to junior belts.
- When adjusting gi or belt, turn away from other people and the front of the dojo.
A good effort is a result of having the proper mental attitude.