Maxims of Budo Karate-Do
Apply these FIVE PRINCIPLES of Budo Karate-Doto all areas of your life
STRONG IN HAND, KIND IN HEART
Our General aims are:
- Cultivate good personality and strong character.
- Preserve correct techniques and kata.
- Promote friendship among members.
Our Instruction principles are:
- Respect the value of traditional katas.
- Unified study of kata and kumite
- Scientific approach in analysing techniques.
- Do not make any unnecessary movements.
- Do not use unnecessary force.
- Use the whole body to perform technique.
Dojo Rules & Etiquette
- Dojo Head is to be addressed as “Sensei” (teacher).
- All assistant instructors are to be addressed as “Sempai” (assistant instructor).
- Upon entering the Dojo a short bow should be executed and this should be repeated upon leaving the Dojo.
- All jewellery and sharp objects must be removed before entering the Dojo.
- Always ensure that shoes have been removed before entering the Dojo area.
- All fingernails and toenails must be kept short. No nail polish to be worn.
- Hair is to be clean and tied back if it is long.
- Your belt is to be tied in such a way that it does not cross / overlap at the back of your Gi.
- All Karate-Ka are required and expected to behave in a friendly manner. This includes greeting your instructors on entering or leaving the Dojo.
- Smoking, bad language, loud noise or running around will not be allowed in the Dojo.
- Once lesson has started the mind and body must be co-ordinated and be ready to react to whatever is being taught. All movements must be executed with spirit and skill.
- Keep adding to the spirit by working together as a team with fellow students at all times.
- Treat your Dojo with respect, it is your sanctuary.
* Always respect and acknowledge higher grades than yourself.
* Always set a good example to lower grades and be prepared to assist them with their training.
* Always have a positive attitude towards your Dojo, fellow Karate-Ka and your training.
* If you are disappointed with your technique during a lesson, apply yourself and overcome your weaknesses, both mentally and physically.
* Attend classes regularly to achieve perfection of character and continual preparedness of mind and body.
Regular training should become a habit.
* Karate should become a way of life to a Karate-Ka. Remaining in a constant state of preparedness becomes easier each day you train.