Before Leaving Home

Please come to class with a clean uniform and a clean body, as a courtesy to your instructor and fellow students.
Make sure you bring all your required safety equipment to every class; students who do not have all their safety gear will not be allowed to participate in sparring.
Make sure that all stripes are placed correctly onto your uniform. Check the or ask one of the staff members if you are not sure where a stripe is supposed to be placed.
Please keep your toenails and fingernails trimmed to ensure safety when working with partners.
We ask that all female students wear a white undershirt with their uniform.

Before Class

Please remove shoes and socks before entering the training area. Please go to the bathroom and get a drink of water if necessary so that you don’t have to interrupt class later.
Please spit out any gum or candy before class. These items are not allowed during class.
Please remove all jewelry before class (the only exceptions to this rule are medical bracelets and wedding rings with the stone turned towards the palm.)
Please pull back and secure long hair. Please double check your belt to make sure it is not twisted and that both sides of your belt hang evenly.
Children are not to go outside the building without their parents.
Please do not run around or talk loudly when you are in the spectator area (the area around the practice floor) before or after class. This applies even if there is not a class going on.
*Note to the parents and family of our younger students:We thank you for your support in helping to enforce these rules with your child/children both in class and at home.

Class Rules

Bow towards the mats each time you enter or exit the practice area in order to show respect for your instructor and fellow students.
Your instructors and all black belts should be addressed by their appropriate title and last name (for example, “Sensei. Rutherford”, “Sensei. Martin”, etc.)Answer all questions with “Yes, Sensei” or “No, Sensei.”
If you are on the practice floor when another class is bowing in or out, you must bow, even if you are not in uniform.
If you have a question or comment during class, raise your hand and wait politely until your instructor calls on you.
No student is allowed to spar without instructor permission and supervision.
Always turn away from your instructors if you need to adjust your uniform or belt.
No student, regardless of rank, may instruct or correct another student without permission from the supervising instructor.
There will be no use of profanity on the school premises at any time.
Students, parents, and guests will not converse with any person involved in a class session without permission from the instructor.