• Dojo Code

    The code is based on a mutual respect of Teachers and Students for The Art of Karate-Do, and acknowledges that respect must be shown for Seniority. Practitioners of the Art of Karate-­Do are expected to show the same respect for the society in which they live, and for those who live in and administer that society. All Karate students have a duty to behave in a way which will maintain and enhance this reputation on behalf of their Club (Dojo).

    Gi and Belt

    It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that their Gi fits correctly and is kept clean and in a good state of repair. Tears and other damage must be repaired prior to the following training session.
    The appropriate coloured belt must be worn with the Gi at all times unless the class is working on No Gi applications and groundwork.(These Classes will be pre-arranged)

    Dojo Etiquette

    1) Always bow on entering or leaving the dojo.
    2) Junior grades must bow first to their seniors.
    3) Instructors must be referred to as Sensei, and not by name.
    3) Nails must be kept clean and short enough to avoid scratching and cutting.
    4) Jewellery or watches should not be worn. If it is not possible to remove rings or earrings: they should be safely covered.
    5) Shoes should be removed before entering the Dojo. It is polite to walk around the edge of the training area and not across.
    6) Late arrivals should enter the dojo quietly, get changed, and warmed up. When they wish to join in the class they must kneel to the front and side of the class, where they can be clearly seen by the Sensei, and watch carefully for the Sensei to sign to join in. When this signal is given, they should remain kneeling, bow deeply, then walk quickly and quietly around the back of the class to the lower grade end until it is convenient go to a position appropriate to their grade.
    7) Smoking is not allowed in the dojo, or in any adjacent areas, to ensure a smoke-free Dojo environment( this includes E cigarettes).
    8) No Gum,Sweets, chewing tabbcco or anything that may present a risk of choking is allowed at anytime during training.
    9) Protective equipment should be worn or be available to use at all times, it is the responsibility of the member to ensure that they have their own personal protective equipment (Groin Guard, Mouth guard, sparring Gloves/Headgear) When possible the club will provide sparring gloves/headgear until the member purchases their own.