Student Information

  • Beginners are advised to wear loose and comfortable clothing appropriate for exercise and stretching.

  • Beginners are not expected to purchase a Karate uniform or an annual license during their first month of training.

  • Training is expected to be regular for all students to be invited to grade for their next belt, attendance will be monitored.

  • In the dojo we are all equal. We all wear the same uniform. There is no divide of social status, professional position or sexual orientation in the dojo.

  • Training outside of classes is encouraged to perfect technique, increase muscle memory and improve body conditioning.

  • Parents of young students are more than welcome to watch or take part during classes.

  • Students under the age of 14 are not to use the changing rooms without parental supervision.

  • Parent/guardians must accompany their children into the hall at the start and collect them at the end of the class. No children will be allowed to leave the hall unaccompanied for safety reasons.

Club Rules

  • Uniforms must be clean and ironed.

  • Belts must be tied and presentable.

  • All jewellery must be removed or covered.

  • Finger and toe nails must be kept short.

  • Long hair must be tied back.

  • Basic personal hygiene must be maintained.

  • Misbehaviour, bullying and abuse will not be tolerated.

  • Foot conditions must be treated by coverage or wearing lightweight, thin-soled trainers.

  • Classes start on time.

  • Students must arrive 10 minutes before the start of the class.

  • Only water or squash are allowed in the dojo - no carbonated or energy drinks.

  • Instructors must be referred to as 'Sensei'.

  • No swearing or offensive language in the dojo.

  • Always bow at the dojo door.

  • During the class students must ask if they need to be excused, so Sensei knows where you are.

  • If you arrive late, or leave the hall during class, upon your return kneel somewhere where you can be seen and wait for Sensei to invite you back into the class. 

  • 100% concentration and effort is expected in every session.

Karate is not to be used outside the dojo unless students are protecting themselves or others from physical harm.

Any misuse of Karate will lead to an immediate dismissal from the club.

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