DOJO ETIQUETTE

  • Remove your shoes when entering the dojo.

  • Remove any jewelry when wearing the uniform.

  • Wash your hands and feet before entering the tatami.

  • Keep your uniform clean and in good condition all times.

  • Keep your finger nails and toenails cut short.

  • The use of makeup, perfumes or colognes is restricted for training.

  • Turn off your cell phones and electronic devices when arriving.

  • Always use respectful language at the dojo.

  • Learn the basic Japanese terminology and vocabulary.

  • Use proper rank terminology to address your instructor and seniors.

  • Clean and maintain all areas of Zenbu Dojo daily.

  • Your discipline must be reflected in the way you handle Membership fees.

TRAINING PROTOCOL

  • Always arrive early with enough time before training begins.

  • Bow in the direction of the kamiza when entering Zenbu Dojo.

  • Lineup by rank level before Sensei enters the tatami.

  • Always sit with correct and proper posture during training.

  • Do not lean against any of the dojo walls at all times.

  • Never give your back to Sensei, be aware of it at all times.

  • Bow your training partners before and after each exchange.

  • Keep talking on the tatami to an absolute minimum. Training is an experience.

  • Request permission to enter when arriving late for training by standing outside the tatami.

  • Request permission from Sensei if in need to step out of the tatami during training.

  • At the end of training wait for Sensei to exit the tatami before exiting your lineup.