Rules and Regulations
1- 開始時刻の 15 分前にクラスに到着し、着替えてクラスの準備をします。
1- Arrive to Class 15 minutes before start time, changed and ready for class.
(later arrivals should wait in 'Seiza' until the Sensei has granted you permission to join class
2- When entering and leaving the dojo, it is necessary to bow.
男性は道衣の下に T シャツを着用しないでください
Wear only a dogi (uniform) with shinkendo kanji
Women to wear a white t-shirt vest under their dogi
Men NO t-shirts, vest etc to be worn under their dogi
4- Do not eat or chew gum during class.
5- Remove all jewellery before training.
6- Long hair to be tied and kept back
7- Do not talk when the Sensei gives instruction .
8- Work with an attitude of serious and complete concentration. Do not be disruptive in class. Do not talk, laugh or giggle.
9- Always show respect to all fellow members
10- Always bow to Sensei after you have been showed a technique.
11- お問い合わせ/質問については、先生があなたに近づくように合図しないでください.自分で 彼に近づき、彼があなたの話を聞く準備ができるまで待ちます。
11- For enquiries/questions do not ask a Sensei to approach you. Raise your hand or approach the Sensei
12- If you wish to temporarily leave the class please bring this to the attention of the Sensei. (Students absent from the training dojo for longer than 10 minutes, will have Sensei or a Senior (Sempai) calling in to check if the student is okay.)
All greetings are said by the word OSU which is a common martial art greeting, it is pronounced load and clear. OSU is a mark of respect to dojo and can be used to show the instructor that you understand what he/she said and should always be used instead of yes.
Students to stand in line according to rank (When facing the class lower grades to the Sensei’s right with the most seniors to the Sensei’s left)
Upon the Sensei’s verbal or physical explanation students should stand in “Fudo Dachi”(Attention Stance)
The Most Senior Black Belt student addresses class and say “bow to Sensei” (Japanese: Sensei Ni Rei) at the start and end of class
If at any time during the training the student requires to adjust his/her (Dogi) uniform or obi (belt) they must turn facing the rear of the class and adjust his/her uniform
Assist fellow members by laying down and storing mats
Offer assistance to those in need
No Sparring without supervision
Refrain from loud talking, laughing or screaming in the Dojo
Do not “What if ” any instructor
Do not become upset or angry in the Dojo
Asking Questions not relevant to what is being taught is not allowed
If a student must stop training during a session, they must report to the Sensei or the most senior student
Report to the sensei prior to class if you have to leave early.
No student is allowed to leave the dojo without first asking the instructor.
In the dojo, always show good manners and listen carefully to the instructor’s directions. Do not waste your time and treat your training seriously.