When entering or leaving the Dojo, always face the inside, bow and say "Osu". When arriving before class, greet Sensei and Senpai.
When late to class, kneel at the side of the class in Seiza and wait with your eyes closed in Mokuso. When acknowledged, remain in Seiza and bow with a strong Osu and quickly join the back of the class. Students who are late for class should try harder to be on time.
Address you instructor as Senpai, Sensei, Shihan or Hanshi as appropriate.
Listen carefully to the instructors directions. Remember that the instructor will not ask you to do what he or she may think you cannot do. Acknowledge all instructions with a strong Osu.
When asked to proceed to a position, or when lining up at the beginning of training or for some reason during training, always move as quickly as possible - do not stroll.
Do not break rank for any reason without permission from the instructor. Never walk between rows, or between the instructor and those training. If you must leave your position, walk behind the row you are in to either side of the class then proceed from there.
Do not swear, laugh, giggle, talk, lounge or act inattentively during training. Treat your training seriously; it is not a laughing matter. A Karate-ka is always alert and well behaved. Do no waste your time and everyone elses if you are not prepared to treat your training and fellow Karate-ka with respect and the seriousness deserved then perhaps this style is not for you . This includes leaving before the end of training. Unless directed by the instructor, a student should remain in the class until completion of the final bow-out.
Kneel on your right knee to adjust or re-tie you belt or Obi. Turn to the right, away from the front of the class, or from your partner if you are working with someone, to adjust your suit or Dogi. Learn to respect your belt as a symbol of your efforts in training.
Your Dogi must be washed clean and neat at all times. Your belt should be aired dry but never washed, as it symbolically contains the spirit of your hard training.
Keep your toenails and fingernails clean and cut short at all times. Always be sure your feet, nails and hands are washed clean for training. In training you often work closely with others. Nobody likes to train with someone who is dirty.
Be sure to go to the toilet prior to training. An accidental blow to a full bladder can be extremely dangerous. Try also to remember that it is not good for the body to train on a full stomach, so avoid eating for at least one hour before class starts
Do not remove any part of your Gi during training without being told to do so.
Never practice Kumite (free-fighting) unless an instructor is present.
For the sake of safety and neatness, do not wear jewellery during training, or when you are wearing your Dogi.
The instructor, whoever it may be, should be treated with the respect that you yourself would expect as common courtesy. If you cannot find it in you to show respect to a person who is taking their time to teach you, then you do not belong in a Karate Dojo.
If you are going to be absent from training it is polite to inform the senior instructor
ABOVE ALL, ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST.... OSU!!