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welcome to our
a hall or space for immersive learning or meditation, traditionally in the field of martial arts.
to build true confidence,
through strength in my body,
honesty in my heart,
and knowledge in my mind.
to keep friendship
with one another
and to build a strong
and happy community.
never fight to achieve
but to develop
might for right!
Martial Arts is fun and challenging. Our dojo has rules and etiquettes to allow every one to have the best learning and viewing experience while here.
Uniforms should be clean and neat.
Formal Days (Mondays & Tuesdays): Come to class wearing your full Gi and belt.
Informal Days (Wednesdays & Thursdays): Come to class wearing Gi pants, belt and a Martial Athletes top.
If you forget your belt, make sure to tuck in your shirt.
If you need to fix your uniform or belt, turn around (away from the front) and fix quickly.
Your Gi can be worn anywhere, anytime. But your belt should only be worn at the dojo or at tournaments. Belts should never hang around your neck - this is considered half dressed.
Do not wear jewelry. Do not chew gum.
entrance & exit
Bow, standing at the entrance, facing the dojo or towards the front of the dojo, whether you are entering or exiting the dojo.
Remove shoes before class or stepping onto the mat.
Try not to be late. If you arrive late, quietly join the class.
When bowing to your instructor, come back up to standing once he or she has.
Before or after class, when possible, participate in cleaning up.
Practice good personal hygiene and clean up after yourself.
Do not use profanities at the dojo. Respect every one.
There is no bullying. If you see someone struggling, offer to help. If you are struggling, ask for help.
When class starts, focus only on class and your technique.
If another class is in progress, keep distractions to a minimum.
Behavior during class
You are responsible for your partner's safety.
When changing partners during class, or at the end of an activity, you should acknowledge both the partner you are leaving as well as your new partner with a bow.
A handshake and/or "thank you" is appropriate when leaving a partner.
Respect your partner. If your partner is not comfortable with your level of contact, respect their request.
If you are not comfortable with the contact from a partner, inform them and ask to change contact or ask for help.
If you get hit hard or unexpectedly, work on controlling your reaction. Take deep breaths. Take a break. Avoid displays of anger. Do not attack.
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