Dojo Etiquette

  • A bow is a demonstration of respect
  • Bow on entering and leaving the Dojo, at the start and finish of a training session and whenever you work with a partner, start and finish by bowing to each other.
  • Remove shoes and all jewellery on entering the Dojo.
  • Finger and toe nails must be kept clean and short.
  • Dogi's must be kept clean and in good condition. Beginners may wear white t-shirts and dark pants until a dogi is available.
  • Do not talk in class, or touch another student without permission. Concentrate on what the instructor is saying.
  • Never try to hurt someone in training. The emphasis is always on CONTROL.
  • Anyone breaking this rule will be disciplined or expelled.
  • In the Dojo you respect each other according to Grade.
  • The instructor is always referred to as 'Sensei' whilst on the Dojo. You should never disregard a command from the instructor.
  • Bullying, unruly or rowdy behaviour will not be tolerated at any time. Spare time should be spent practicing Kata or Karate techniques, with the help from higher grades.
  • Enrollment sheet should be signed and monies paid before commencement of classes.

  • Conditions of Training

    Karate students should develop good manners and show respect for their elders, more senior grades and instructors. Persons who use Karate to bully or in brawls or do not conduct themselves properly in public will be expelled without prior notice from the International Super Martial Arts League ( I.S.M.A.L). All persons who join in the training sessions must be members of I.S.M.A.L before commencement of training. Persons found to have a criminal record or to be of bad character will not be permitted to continue training with I.S.M.A.L That I.S.M.A.L shall set a training session fee which I.S.M.A.L may vary from time to time and that such training fee shall be payable by trainees before commencement of each training session which such trainees attend.