At Kazokudai Karate we teach our students to follow the 
5 Maxims of Karate:

* Character:  T
o seek perfection of ones character
To be faithful
Endeavour - always train with maximum effort
Is to respect yourself and others
Self Control: 
Is to refrain from voilent behavior and to learn to have self control physically and mentally
* Be punctual as being late for class is disruptive. If you are late do 10 push ups on entering the dojo, then wait in Seiza, (kneel/seating position) until the instructor or class leader beckons you to join, you should then bow and join the class quickly and to the position indicated by the instructor.

* If you are not able to make class, please notify the instructor, same with if you need to leave class early please arrange this with the instructor before the lesson starts

* The dojo is a special place so you need to behave in a respectful manner and refrain from drinking or eating, wearing footwear and using offensive language.

*During class the students should always pay full attention to the instructor. When an instruction is given students should acknowledge with the word "Oss".

* Hygiene is important, please keep all forms of nails short and clean. 
Hair must be tied up and clear from the face, and your GI should be kept clean and tidy. Train with a towel if you sweat a lot and use deodorant.

* No jewelry should be worn during lessons as this is for safety reasons.

* Karate - ka, (students) should bow when entering and leaving the dojo, this is a sign of respect.
* Parents are free to stay and watch but we request that mobile phones are turned to silent mode and ask please not to distract students during the lessons.