Wrekin Shotokan Karate Club
 
DOJO ETIQUETTE
1.
Bow on entering and leaving the Dojo.
2.
Address any instructor as "Sensei" whilst in the Dojo.
3.
"Oss" is a sign of respect and used generally in Karate especially in the following situations:-

a) Upon receiving any advice or command from the instructor, the student must reply by answering "Oss".
b) When bowing at the start and finish of the class.
c) When bowing to your partner during Kumite.
d) In any other appropriate situation, for instance, gradings or competitions.
4.
Try to train at least twice a week.
5.
No-one is permitted to leave the class without first obtaining permission from the instructor.
6.
Any member arriving late must take up a kneeling position at the front of the Dojo and await permission from the instructor before joining the class.
On receiving permission, bow and join the class.
7.
Finger and toe nails must be kept clean and short (to prevent injury and infection to opponents)
8.
Gi's must be kept clean and in good condition.
9.
Jewelry (rings, bracelets, neck chains etc.) most not be worn during training. If you do not want to remove a ring then tape must be wrapped around it (However no liability can be taken if personal damage results from the wearing of rings as risk assessments indicate the strong posiblity of self injury).
10.
Members must not smoke, swear, chew, spit or commit any other act likely to offend the etiquette of the Dojo.
11.
Members must not use their skills in any offensive way outside the Dojo.
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