Daily life begins and ends with respect. An important part of our training is to respect each other, our dojo space and the environment as a whole.

Dojo Decorum

  • Bow when entering the dojo and when stepping on the mat.
  • Address the instructor as "Sensei."
  • Listen quietly while Sensei instructs the class.
  • Bow to your partner before practicing.
  • Stand calmly and listen when Sensei gives you or your partner individual instruction.
  • Bow to Sensei after s/he gives personal instruction.
  • Treat others with respect.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Yudansha (black belts) should not have to fold their own hakama (skirted pants). Learn how to fold one and offer to help yudansha.
  • Help keep the dojo clean.

“Just as the number One can never be reduced to zero, once we act or speak, our action or speech is never completely erased. An old Oriental saying tells us, "Sow good, and the harvest will be good. Sow evil and reap evil." We must understand that everything we do comes back to ourselves.”

—Soshu Koichi Tohei Sensei

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