Preparing for Practice


When entering or leaving the dojo, bow in the direction of O-sensei’s picture or kamiza.

You should bow when joining or leaving the mat and before and after training with a partner.

Should you need to leave the mat, approach the instructor and ask permission to do so.

Sit in seiza or cross-legged (out stretched legs can be trodden on or provide a trip hazard for others).

Please keep talking during class to a minimum.

Carry out the directives of the instructor promptly.

If the instructor is assisting a group in your vicinity, suspend your own training so that the instructor has adequate room to demonstrate.