The Dojo (classroom) is a special place, please behave in a respectful manner and refrain from drinking, eating or wearing footwear during the lesson and using offensive language.
Feet should be cleaned with a wet wipe before entering the dojo and stepping on the mats.
Hands should be sanitised regularly before and during training.
Karate - ka (Students) should always bow when entering and before leaving the dojo, as this shows respect to others and to thank instructors for their guidance.
Be Punctual as being late for class is disruptive. If you are late you need to do 10x Push ups then wait in Seiza. (kneel/seating position), until the instructor or class leader allows you to join in, you should then bow and join the class quickly and to the position indicated by the instructor.
During class the students should always pay full attention to the instructor. When an instruction is given students, they should acknowledge with the word Oss and bow when appropriate.
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 (karate suit) should be kept clean. Train with a towel if you sweat a lot and use deodorant.
NO jewellery should be worn during training; this is for safety reasons.
If you are unable to attend class, you should always notify the instructor, also if you need to leave class early please arrange this before class starts.
Parents are free to stay and watch the sessions but we request that mobile phones to be turned silent and not to distract students during their lesson, and especially NOT to walk into the class during the session for any reason.