Before class, please find your attendance
card and give it to your Instructor when asked.
Bowing is the customary greeting in Asian
culture, the way a handshake is to us. It is also
a sign of respect. Please bow upon entering
and leaving the training matt of the Dojo and
when instructed to do so at the beginning and
end of class.
During class, please address your Instructor
as “Sir” or “Ma’am”.
Please be on time. If you are late, please
remain by the mat until admitted by the Instructor
leading the class.
Safety is our first consideration. Please do not
use any bags, blockers, or other equipment
without the Instructor’s approval. Unsafe behavior is unacceptable.
Martial artists from this Dojo do not fight.
Self-defense is only used outside of the Dojo in
legitimate self-defense situations.
Please do not smoke, chew gum, or eat inside
the Dojo. All drinks must be in closed containers
with the lid on, kept off the training floor.
Please introduce yourself to any new
people in class.
If you have brought a guest or visitor,
please introduce them to the Instructor at
the earliest opportunity.
Please do not wear watches or jewelry
during workouts, and keep your fingernails and
toenails cut short for the safety of all students.
The Dojo is not responsible for personal property.
Please help keep the Dojo clean and
orderly. Your shoes and belongings can be
stored in the shelves and cubbies provided
off the training floor.
Please keep your gi (uniform) and
If you have to wait after class for a ride,
please show respect by doing so quietly.
The business office telephone is to be
used for emergency calls only.
Please knock before entering the
Always line up according to rank.
Please do not wiggle, fall down, or otherwise
display undisciplined body language in class.