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.