The following rules are required to provide a safe and positive learning
environment for the students.
Walk. Do not run or jump unless it is part of the technique being taught
by the instructor.
Always walk around the edge of the mat or workout area when coming out to
practice with your partner. Do not walk through the workout area or through
other teams that are working out.
If you think you or your partner have been injured tell the instructor
Do not chew gum, candy, your toenails, or your partner.
When practicing, keep your mouth shut except to kiai. This will help avoid biting your tongue, lip, or cheek.
Clothing and personal hygiene must be as clean as possible, with special
attention to clean hands and feet.
Clothing should be suitable for the class: loose fitting, sturdy, and appropriate
Nothing other than a handkerchief may be kept in your pockets.
All jewelry and belt buckles must be removed. Jewelry that cannot be removed
(i.e. piercings) will need to be taped.
Finger and toe nails should be short and clean. If you wish to wear long
nails they must be taped to protect your practice partners.
Men should wear an athletic cup at all times.
Students must maintain control when executing
The primary cause of injury is lack of control on the tori’s part. An injury suffered by an uke (practice partner) during testing which is attributed to a lack of control on the part of the person being tested will result in automatic and immediate failure of the test. Re-testing will be subject to the instructor’s discretion.
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