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Dojo Rules

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Dojo Rules

  1. Treat everyone with courtesy.

  2. Karate-ka (students) will bow when entering and before leaving the dojo.

  3. Karate-ka will maintain a serious attitude at all times. No profanity or loud talking in the dojo.

  4. Do not criticize other karate-ka.

  5. No rings, watches or other jewellery may be worn during class.

  6. All karate-ka will comply with the dojo health rules. Personal hygiene (cleanliness) is essential. Finger and toe nails should be clipped short.

  7. All karate-ka must wear a clean white karate-gi (no rips, holes or tears) and a karate belt of grade tied securely around the waist at all times.

  8. All karate-ka must wear the proper crests on their karate-gi.

  9. Higher belts should aid lower belts in their training. Lower belts should follow the instructions of higher belts in the dojo.

  10. Karate-ka will attend at least two classes weekly at the times designated for their instruction.

  11. There will be no sparring without the express permission of the Sensei.

  12. Smoking, drinking or eating is not permitted during the classes.

  13. Under no circumstances will any form of Shito-kai Karate be taught be any Shito-kai member to any non-member.

  14. Shito-kai karate-ka will behave at all times as ladies and gentlemen both inside and outside the dojo.

  15. No Shito-kai karate-ka will provoke violence outside the dojo or allow themselves to be provoked into violence, under pain of expulsion from the martial art of Shito-kai Karate-do for life.



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