Dojo Rules


These rules apply to all karateka and are required learning for 6th KYU (Yellow Belt).

Always bow when entering or leaving any of the dojo’s or when stepping on the tatami (Training Mats).

Always be prompt.

No running in the dojo.

Uncontrolled technique and aggressive or bullying behaviour will not be tolerated and may result in termination of membership.

Always address the Instructor as Sensei

Respect and courtesy must be shown at all times.

All students must have valid membership before they grade or train.

No jewellery of any type may be worn during training.

Outdoor shoes are not allowed on the tatami (Training Mats).

No student may leave the dojo without Instructor’s consent especially children.

Injuries prior to the session must be reported to the Senior Instructor.

A clean and ironed Gi is required for all training sessions at all times, no tee shirts are allowed.

· Juniors under 16 – Red Gi with Kyudokan kanji*

· Junior Instructors – White Gi with Kyudokan kanji*

· Seniors 16 and above – White Gi with Kyudokan Kanji*

· Seniors 1st Dan and above – Black Gi with Kyudokan Kanji*

*in the summer months June - August, students are allowed to wear T shirts and shorts, preferably from the Kyudokan clothing store with a Kyudokan Kanji.

The KGKA reserves the right to terminate a membership if these rules are breached or if the student is deemed unsuitable to continue Martial Arts training.


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