Dojo Rules and Etiquette


  • Bow when entering and leaving the dojo
  • Bow towards the door whenever a brown or blackbelt enters the dojo
  • Please remove all jewelry before practice.  A simple wedding band is fine, but please keep your safety and the safety of fellow students in mind.  When in doubt, remove the ring.
  • Fold your hands behind your back or let them hang by your side instead of crossing them or putting them on your hips.
  • Respect all blackbelts and color belts, whom you must address by their last name.
  • Blackbelts can be addressed as “sensei” or by their last names.
  • Please dispose of any gum before class.
  • Please use proper language in the school and refrain from any profanity.