|It is customary to remove your shoes and bow before
walking onto the mat and also when you leave it. |
|Always address the instructors/black belts as sensei.
This is Japanese for teacher and it shows respect. |
|Always use common sense and be safe. No horse play.
Always be aware of your fellow students who may be standing or laying near you when
you attempt anything requiring movement (especially throws). |
|It is customary when you work with a partner to begin and
end with a standing bow. |
|Please keep your fingernails and toenails trimmed and
remove all jewelry before class. |
|There will be no eating or drinking in the dojo.
|Know your limits and know your partner's limits.
|Tell your partner the name of the technique before
attempting it . . . and look behind you before throwing. |
|Always support your partner's weight when throwing by
holding on to his right sleeve with your left hand. |
|Go with your partner unless told differently.
|Relax when being thrown. Stiffening your body while
being thrown will hurt you and may cause your partner to lose balance and fall on you.
|Listen to your instructor. |
|Talk only when addressed. You will know when it is
time to ask questions. |
|Always help your fellow students. |
|If you are unable to attend class for any reason let your
sensei know in advance. |
|Ask question and take notes. That's the best way to