Karate Classes – Etiquette in the Dojo

Karate is about discipline and regard. Behavior in the karate class is where everything starts. Ace Gichin Funakoshi, who was the pioneer behind shotokan karate, said, ‘karate starts and finishes with graciousness’. Decorum fluctuates from karate dojo to dojo, yet the focuses beneath ought to provide you with a karate lessons comprehension of a customary karate classes behavior.

Do’s and Don’ts, in regards to Dojo decorum:

o Don’t be late for class (clearly this would not benefit from outside input some of the time)

o Bow consciously on entering the dojo, to recognize the spot of learning.

o Ensure your karate suit is perfect

o Any karateka who doesn’t bring their belt (obi) to class, should remain toward the finish of the lesser grades in the line.

o Finger and toe nails should be perfect and stopped.

o When directed, Karateka will arrange as indicated by grade from most noteworthy to least, this ought to be done rapidly and discreetly.

o Don’t wear watches or jewelery (in the event that you have a ring that can’t be eliminated, tape should be set ready to move on and not look back)

o Kindly don’t swear, bite, spit or commit whatever other demonstration that is considered improper.

o Assuming you want to leave the dojo, request that consent leave.

o You should attempt to stay silent consistently in the Dojo (both during heating up and the karate class

o On the off chance that you are late, bow on entering the karate dojo take up a stooping position (seiza) at the entry to the Dojo and sit tight for consent from the teacher prior to joining the class.

o Generally line up in straight lines, from left to right and front to back. Higher grades generally before lower grades.

o Toward the start and end of the karate class, everyone takes up the stooping position (seiza). First comes a short reflection period “MOKUSO”, this might go from a couple of moments to a couple of moments. Attempt and clear your brain of all considerations and intellectually plan for dojo practice. Later “MOKUSO” everyone, including the master will bow to the front “SHOMEN NI REI”, the master will then go to confront the class and the subsequent bow “Teacher NI REI” which will be the understudies and educators bowing to one another.

o Toward the finish of preparing some dojo likewise present the dojo kun.

o Belts should be tied accurately prior to entering the karate dojo and if the belt (obi) or karate suit (Gi) need fixing, one ought to turn and face the rear of the dojo.

o Karateka ought to continuously show energy and give 100 percent while going to the karate classes.

o Senior grades should assist the lesser grades with their karate previously, during and after class.

o While moving around the dojo during a class, don’t stroll between karateka, consistently stroll around.

o “Oss” ought to be expressed deferentially after getting any directions or counsel from the master or sempai.

o “Oss” ought to be said deferentially while bowing toward the beginning and finish of class

o “Oss” ought to be said deferentially while bowing to your accomplice in competing (kumite).

o Some dojo stay quiet on the bow before a customized structure, other dojo say “Oss”

o “Oss” ought to be expressed consciously in some other fitting circumstance, for example during assessments or contests.