Dojo Rules & Etiquette
• Be punctual and arrive 10-15 minutes earlier to prepare for class. Be courteous to your fellow students not disrupt the class.
• Remove street shoes when entering the Dojo. This practice of removing footwear is tradition and a sign of a visitor's humility. More importantly, we remove our shoes to preserve the hygiene of the Dojo from the germ and bacteria-laden street. However, students may wear socks or aqua shoes only.
• Bow upon entering and leaving the Dojo. Always bow to the instructor at the beginning and end of each class, and bow to your fellow students when working out. This is a salutation of mutual respect and does not denote any religious significance.
• Always refer to your instructor as "Sensei,"
• A student MUST NOT ask the instructor about their next rank test date. This shows a lack of patience, humility, and disrespect for your instructor's professional judgment. Rank is earned not given, and promotion is based on many different aspects of training. A student must continue to challenge themselves and not compare or complain during class.
• A student MUST NOT ask another student/sempai to teach them a technique or form without Sensei's approval. Any student/sempai teaching without Sensei's approval is disrepectful, and will be grounds for disciplinary action. When in doubt always ask Sensei, never assume or have a I know it all attitude.
• A student MUST NOT verbally correct a senior sempai in front of other students, this type of conduct is disrepectful. Let Sensei know during or after cass, and allow him to let the student know. When in doubt always ask Sensei, never assume or have a I know it all attitude.
• A student MUST focus on the training at hand to avoid any potential risk of someone getting hurt because of distraction. Minimize uneccessary dialog between each other. Focus on your training Kensetsu Waza, Nage Na Waza, Aruki Na Waza, Rotations and drills, etc... Social gathering is permitted before, during break sessions or after class only. Be courteous to fellow students who came to train.
• Refrain from using foul language in the dojo or talking negatively about other students. Any student using profanity or degrading another student in the dojo will be grounds for immediate dismissal and stripped of rank. Golden Rule: Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
• When class is in session, always ask the instructor's permission to enter the dojo for safety, then walk over to the side of the class quietly so as to not disturb the ongoing lesson.
• When class is in session, always ask the instructor's permission to use the restroom, then walk over to the side of the class for safety.
• When using the restrooms, wash your hands and flush the toilet after use. Let Sensei know if we are running low on toilet tissue, paper towels, soap etc.. , Put your soiled tissues and napkins in the trash receptacle.
• Possession of drugs or alcohol in the Dojo by students is strictly prohibited and is grounds for dismissal.
• No food, candy, or chewing gum in the Dojo ( Mat Training Area). **( Only in the waiting area and pick up after yourselves throw away trash )**
• ABSOLUTELY NO sparring is allowed in the Dojo, unless supervised by the Sensei.
• All students must wear full safety gear before sparring in the dojo; no exceptions. ** Male students must wear a cup at all training sessions **
• Wearing a clean uniform to class and learning to tie your own belt.
• No watches or jewelry should be worn in class for the safety of yourself and other students.
• Always kneel or right knee down when putting on your belt before and after class and when a higher rank does the same to show respect for the time they have been studying.
• All students must have permission from the Sensei before using punching bags, weapons, and training equipment.
• All Martial Arts Supplies, Uniforms, and Training Equipment MUST be purchased through EAAB'S Fitness & Self Defense/Untalan's Martial Arts Center in compliance with our Martial Arts code and insurance policy.
Thank you all for your continued training and support.