Rules & Customs

Our Values

  • Bowing: It is customary to bow when entering and leaving the training area or dojo, as well as when greeting your instructor and fellow students.
  • Respect: Respect is a fundamental aspect of martial arts training. It is important to show respect to your instructor, fellow students, and the martial arts tradition itself.
  • Discipline: Martial arts require a high level of discipline. This means showing up to class on time, practicing regularly, and following the rules of the dojo.
  • Hygiene: Keeping yourself and your training area clean is essential in martial arts. Make sure to wear clean training clothes and to wash your hands and feet before entering the dojo.
  • Focus: During class, it is important to remain focused on the instruction and practice. Avoid talking or distracting others during training.
  • Safety: Safety is paramount in martial arts. Always follow the safety rules set by your instructor and take precautions to prevent injury.
  • Grading: Most modern martial arts schools have a grading system that allows students to progress through various levels of skill and knowledge. Be sure to take your grading seriously and prepare thoroughly for each test.
  • Humility: Martial arts are not just about physical strength, but also about cultivating inner strength and humility. Remember to remain humble and open to learning from others.
  • Community: Martial arts schools often have a strong sense of community. Get to know your fellow students and participate in dojo events and activities.
  • Ethics: Martial arts also includes a code of ethics that emphasizes respect, self-discipline, and compassion. Strive to embody these values both inside and outside the dojo.