begins with Rei (respect) and ends with Rei
correctly on entering and leaving the dojo.
say “OSU” when entering and leaving the dojo, as you bow
instructor must always be called and addressed as “Sensei” in the dojo.
must be used as a means of acknowledgement at all times. The ‘Osu’ (pronounced
oos) is a general answer and also a sign of respect, understanding, listening
and commitment to the information.
''Osu'' as a below :
receiving any advice or command from an instructor
bowing at the start or finish of a lesson
bowing to a partner before kumite (sparring) or start and end of Kata
instructor enters the dojo.
who arrive late must warm up then wait in “seiza” (sitting) until the
instructor allows them to join the class.
should leave once a lesson has begun without the permission of the instructor.
member arriving late should kneel at the door or dojo tatami floor, raise their
hand and wait for permission to join the class from the instructor. On
receiving permission the student should bow and join the class.
students wish to leave the class early they must inform the instructor before
must be respectful to fellow students and the Sensei at all times. If a student
wishes to address a senior grade, they must use the term Sempai (senior).
hygiene is important. Students should make sure they are clean in all respect
and have a clean ironed Gi
and toenails should be kept clean and reasonably short.
jewellery should be worn whilst training. Any that cannot be removed should be
covered either by tape or plaster.
should not smoke, swear, chew, spit or commit any other act, which may offend
other students and instructors.
should avoid using one’s skills outside the dojo where possible. Look at dojo
At first this may feel awkward, but in the dojo it is normal and expected., at any dojo in the world. Pratcise at home and these will
become second nature in time.
And don’t forget: The real
secret of success is enthusiasm!