1. Personal hygiene is paramount due to the close and personal nature of Ju-Jitsu, it is considered polite to be clean for training.

       a) Personal Cleanliness: All students should wash their hands and feet, shave facial hair, clean teeth and clip finger and toe nails in preparation for training.

       b) Clothing: Your dogi should be washed and pressed after each training session in readiness for the next training session.

2. Politeness and good manners is of high importance to all members of the organisation.

       a) You should arrive promtly for your lesson, neither arriving too early (unless you are an approved classroom assistant) nor too late. The organisation

           understands that occasionally some delays are unavoidable such as home and work commitments, it is accepted that students will contact the senior

           instructor as soon as possible if you are going to be late or unable to attend class.

       b) Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated under any circumstances inside the dojo, any member found using verbal abuse, intimidation or threatening

            behaviour will removed from the dojo and their membership revoked.

3. Courtesy will be shown to all instructors and members irrespective of rank.

       a) You should stand and raise your hand if you require assistance during training, it is dangerous to move around the dojo trailing instructors, they will

           come to you if you need help or assistance.

       b) You should adopt a relaxed but polite stance whilst under instruction from your sensei, feet shoulder width apart and left hand crossed over right in front

           NOT behind you back, also arms should NEVER be folded as this is considered very impolite and would imply boredom or arrogance.

       c) You should always bow to your instructor before and after receiving instruction as well as bowing to your partner before and after training as this shows

           mutual respect.  

       d) It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they familiarise themselves with all matters relating to dojo etiquette, procedures and ceremonies.

4.  You should be properly dressed prior to entering the dojo, this includes wearing appropriate groin protection, Zori sandals and correctly tied Obi.

      Organisation fleeces are permitted during winter months only.

      a) All jewelry, including earrings, piercings, watches, necklaces, bracelets and rings must be removed prior to entering the dojo.

                                                                      Changing Inside the Dojo is NOT permitted

5. Zori sandals should always be worn inside the dojo, bare feet or outdoor footwear is not permitted and your feet should be washed prior to entering the dojo.

6. You should always approach the dojo entrance empty handed and bow into and out of the dojo. You should also always bow onto and off of the tatami.

       a) You are permitted to bow yourself onto the tatami if there are no senior students (Sempai - Shodan Ho) or higher rank already present.

       b) You must be permitted onto the tatami by any senior student of higher rank if already present on the mat.

       c) If arriving late for your lesson you should await in Sai Zuar position for permission to be admitted onto the tatami.

7.  All ranked students and instructors will be acknowledged when entering the dojo in acending order, unless the founde and senior instructor is already

      present inside the dojo.

8.  Any / all administration must be completed with the club registrar upon arrival at the dojo.

9.  Students should NOT leave the tatami or dojo unless permitted to do so by the senior instructor.

10. Any student requiring 1st aid or medical assistance must inform the senior instructor immediately, where, if required, an accident form will be completed.

       a) Any illnesses, ailments or injuries should be noted on the students application form.

       b) Any developing injuries must be notified to your class instructor prior to commencing your lesson.

11. Food and drink are NOT permitted inside the dojo except for hydration purposes only.  

       a) Water is the ONLY accepted form of hydration fluid, all others such as (including but limited to) fizzy drinks, Viper and isotonic type drinks are excluded,

           keep them for your recovery process.

       b) Absolutely NO smoking in the dojo.

12. Children are NOT permitted in the dojo, unless they are a member attending their class.

       a) We respectfully request that all family members vacate the dojo during class times.

       b) Running is not permitted inside the dojo unless requested to do so by the class instructor as part of a warm up / down routine.


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