It is traditional to bow each time you enter or leave the dojo. This marks respect for the dojo and its' members.
Try not to be late for class. If you are late, enter the dojo quietly and wait at the back of the class until the instructor asks you to join the practice. You should then bow and join the class.
The dojo is a formal place where all participants must wear a gi (a plain white karate uniform, no prominent logos or emblems). Wash your gi regularly and keep it in good condition. Beginner gis are available from the club for around $30-$35.
Remove your watch and all jewelry before practice to avoid injury to you and others.
Keep your finger and toe nails cut short to avoid injury to others. Maintaining personal cleanliness is an act of consideration and respect for yourself and others.
No food is permitted in the dojo during practice.
Do not lean against the walls or sprawl with your legs stretched out. Kneel or sit cross-legged.
No unnecessary talking during practice.
Never leave the dojo without permission.
Respect all dojo equipment such as kicking shields and focus mitts. They should always be neatly put away and should never be thrown around.
Participating parents are welcome to join the class during kids' class.
There is a waiting area for Visitors just outside the dojo room.