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Rules and Principles

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The Five Principles 

  1. Effort  – Putting forth an exertion of strength or power, physically, or mentally.
  2. Etiquette  – The conventional code of good manners which governs behavior in society; professional and business decorum.
  3. Sincerity  – Honesty of mind or intention; truthfulness.  Always tell the truth.  Say and do exactly what you mean.
  4. Self-Control  – Control over ones own impulses, emotions, and weaknesses.  Always do what you have to do.  Finish what you begin.
  5. Character  – The total sum of qualities making up an individual; moral excellence, the person that you really are.

Dojo Rules and Etiquette

  1. Remove shoes and bow before entering the dojo.  Bow when leaving the dojo as well.
  2. Always walk to the rear of a class in session.
  3. Speak quietly when classes are in session.
  4. No eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in the studio.
  5. Refrain from using foul language in or near the studio.
  6. Always bow to the instructor at the beginning and end of each class.
  7. Do not disrupt the flow of a class by interrupting the instructor with questions.
  8. Possession of drugs or alcohol in the studio by students is grounds for immediate dismissal.
  9. No sparring is allowed in the dojo unless supervised by the chief instructor.
  10. All beginning students must wear an all-white karate uniform (Gi).  When a student reaches purple belt, he or she may wear an all black uniform.
  11. Control your emotions at all times.

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