Dojo Kun & Etiquette

Dojo Kun

  • Seek Perfection of Character
  • Do Your Best
  • Refrain From Violence
  • Be Faithful and Honest
  • Be Respectful

Dojo Etiquette

  1. Your nails must be trimmed at all times.
  2. Long hair must be tidy and should be tied back
  3. Uniform must be of correct size: It should not be too small or too big. Sensei must be able to see your wrists and ankles. Uniform must be clean.
  4. Do not bring your toys and any item that is irrelevant to your karate training to the class. No playing around in the dojo at any time
  5. Be on time for classes. Children must be dropped and picked up on time
  6. If you arrive late, please wait and seek Sensei’s permission to join the class. However your attendance will not be counted
  7. A Karateka must always seek Sensei’s permission to leave or enter the dojo during class time
  8. Never forget to bring your gears to class
  9. Never sit idly before or after class
  10. Follow the manners before entering or leaving the dojo:
    1. a) Bow
      b) Leave your footwear by the door so they don’t get in the way
  11. If you bring valuables, always remember to take them. Management will not be responsible for any loss.
  12. No metallic headbands, pins, jewellery, watches etc should be worn during training.
  13. No extra pant underneath Karate trousers. You may wear a T-shirt underneath your Karate shirt, but it must be white. Club T-shirts are available to purchase.
  14. Where possible, inform your Sensei if you cannot make it to class. Three or more consecutive absence to the classes may affect your membership and promotions.
  15. If you are injured or sick and cannot perform well, please do not join the class.