DOJO KUN / The Rules of the Dojo  

  1. The head instructor will be addressed as Sensei. 

  2. Students will bow upon entering and leaving the dojo.

  3. Students will conduct themselves with courtesy and respect at all times. 

  4. Students will not provoke violence or allow themselves to be provoked into violence, inside or outside the dojo.

  5. Higher belts will aid lower belts in their training. 

  6. No alcohol will be taken before class. Food and/or beverages are not permitted in the dojo. Water bottles are acceptable, but students should not take drinks without permission.

  7. There will be no sparring without the express permission of the Sensei. Do not touch equipment without permission.

  8. Personal cleanliness is mandatory: Uniforms must be washed regularly. Fingernails and toenails must be clipped at all times. Long hair will be tied.

  9. Remove rings, watches, earrings, necklaces, or other jewelry before class.  

  10. All members are expected to contribute to the maintenance of the dojo. Keep the equipment neatly stacked and the floor clean.  If you make a mess, clean it up.  

Higher ranks are responsible for ensuring that lower ranks are familiar with the dojo rules.