Karate begins and ends with courtesy. Please familiarise yourself with the dojo rules as these must be abided by at all times.
Guidelines for Parents
- Parents and children staying to watch lessons are asked to keep noise levels to a minimum.
- Small children must sit to the side and refrain from running around during the lesson.
- All karate suits and protective equipment should be purchased through the club website or direct via your club instructor only. Any item purchased outside of the club will not be allowed in class.
- Ensure mobile phones are switched off or on silent.
- No food is to be eaten in the dojo.
- Refrain from any prompting tuition or communication with students whilst the lessons are in progress.
- The instructor will be unavailable to answer queries when the lesson is about to start or at the end of the lesson when the hall must be vacated.
- Anybody not able to follow the rules will be asked to leave the hall.
- Any queries must be put in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be responded to during office hours only (10am – 2pm). Text messages will not be used as a form of communication.
Guidelines for Students
- Bow to the centre of the dojo when you enter and when you leave.
- Your teacher must be addressed as Sensei and any helper as Sempai.
- Students must pay attention when the instructor is demonstrating techniques.
- Latecomers kneel by the edge of the hall and wait for permission to enter.
- If you need to leave the class, you must ask the instructor for permission.
- Bow to your partner before and after practice.
- Hair must be tied up with a non metal band.
- A ‘Blitz’ branded gi must be worn at all times purchased at JHKA. All other gi brands are not allowed to be worn at the club.
- The club badge must be attached to left chest, this is compulsory.
- The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
- All metal objects (jewellery) or other such items should be removed
- Bring a drink to lessons, ideally water.
- Any t-shirt worn underneath your gi must be plain white.
- T-shirts are not allowed during summer weeks unless stated clearly by the instructor.
- No footwear to be worn whilst training.
- No foul language inside the dojo.