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Dojo Etiquette

Dojo Etiquette

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  1. When entering or leaving the Dojo, stand in the doorway, face the front, bow.
  2. If late for training, kneel at the door towards the back, facing away in SEIZA (formal kneeling position). When the instructor acknowledges you, stand up, turn to the front, bow and say "OSU,” then quickly join the back of the class.
  3. Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum in the Dojo.
  1. Always move quickly in class when instructed to do something. DO NOT STROLL.
  2. If you must leave class or step off to the side, do not walk between the instructor and the class. Walk behind the row you are in to either side and proceed from there.
  3. Always address the instructor by the proper title SENSEI inside the Dojo. Acknowledge them with a loud "OSU" when they speak to you.
  4. Your training should be a serious matter. Do not laugh, giggle, talk or cause disruption during the class.
  5. All directions, by instructor, should be obeyed in the Dojo, without question. You will not be asked to do anything that your instructor has not done him/herself already. If you cannot keep up, do the best you can.
  1. Keep fingernails and toenails short and clean.
  1. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure the Dojo is clean, tidy and safe at all times.
  2. Your karate-gi must be neat and washed clean at all times.
  1. Don't wear jewelry or watches during training.
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