The following rules apply to all Shorin-Ryu Karate USA dojo:

  • Always show courtesy to all.
  • Address your instructor as sensei or sempai accordingly.
  • Bow to the sensei when entering or leaving the school.
  • When a third degree black belt or above enters or leaves the deck in uniform for the first time, the senior student stops the activity on the deck and orders the students to attention.
  • No smoking in the school.
  • No wearing of jewelry or other ornaments on the deck during a class.
  • No food or drink allowed on the deck.
  • No talking or laughing when class is in session.
  • No profanity.
  • Keep your uniform clean.
  • Keep your fingernails and toenails short.
  • Refrain from misusing your knowledge.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages before class, your timing could be affected and cause injury.
  • Do not leave the deck during class without your teacher’s permission.
  • Students bow to each other before and after each practice.
  • Strive to promote the true spirit of the martial arts by: character, mental development, health, physical development, skill, proficiency in karate, respect, courtesy to others, humility, be aware of your shortcomings.
  • Each student is responsible for signing the attendance book.
  • Always show courtesy to all.
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