Dojo Rules

Traditional Shotokan Karate Classes

Dojo Rules

  • Always be respectful to others inside and outside of the dojo (training hall)

  • Keep your finger and toe nails clean and short

  • Remove all jewellery before coming to the dojo

  • Address your teacher as “sensei” (this means teacher)

  • Bow before you enter or leave the dojo

  • Uphold the true spirit of karate

  • Never use the skills you have been taught against any persons except for the defence of youself, your family or friends in the instance of extreme danger or unprovoked attack, or in support of law and order

  • Spectators must remain seated and silent when the class is in progress

  • Mobile phones must be turned off or switched to silent



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