RULES & ETIQUETTE
Leave your ego outside and be humble and respectful to others.
Be on time for class (Arrive 10-15 minutes before class begins).
Put mobile phones on silent and leave them in your bag.
If you are late to class, approach the instructor before joining the class.
Bow to the centre of the mat when entering or exiting.
Remove footwear before stepping on the mats, wear footwear off of the mat. Thongs or sandals are easiest.
Keep quiet while the instructor demonstrates techniques.
No foul language.
Wear a gi or kimono that is clean with no rips, tears, holes, or stains. No mismatching colours of the kimonos.
Keep uniforms and gear clean (wash your kimono after every class).
Proper personal hygiene is required.
Keep finger and toenails cut short at all times, hands and feet must be clean (We have nail clipper available if required).
Long hair must be tied back.
Women are required to wear a sports bra and/or a rashguard under Gi top and we suggest an athletic undergarment under Gi bottoms.
Remove all jewellery and piercings before class. No metal objects are to be worn on the mats.
Give higher ranked belts preferred space during sparring.
Be aware of your surroundings and maintain a safe environment when training.
Use proper tap out procedures. Remember it is only a training session.
Open cuts must be covered at all times.
Show courtesy before and after each sparring session.
Mouth guards are encouraged during sparring.
If you are sick, stay home.
You are responsible for your child’s behaviour if he/she is not participating in class.
What you learn is taught for your development not only as a student but also as a citizen and should be used as a last resort when everything else has failed.
Respect those you train with and your instructors. Rank is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Respect the training facility, instructors and the time devoted to the art.
Show respect by shaking the black belt or highest ranking coach/professors hand at the beginning and end of all classes, including guest black belts.
Don’t leave the mat without notifying the instructor.