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Shizen Dojo Malang :: Dojo Aikido di bawah naungan Yayasan Indonesia Aikikai (YIA)


Posted by shizendojomalang on March 25, 2006

Dojo Etiquette

Shizen Dojo Malang

The following is a guide to basic dojo etiquette. Proper observance of etiquette is as much a part of your training as is learning techniques. Dojo etiquette and rules are not empty formalities but rather serve to create conditions essential to good training. Please take the following guidelines seriously.

  1. When entering or leaving the dojo, You should also bow when entering or leaving the mat. It is also proper to bow to the instructor or Sensei of the class.
  2. Strictly no footwear on the mat. Please place all footwear neatly at the designated area in the dojo
  3. Be on time for class (10 – 15 minutes earlier is advised).
  4. If for whatever reasons you do happen to arrive late, sit quietly in seiza on the edge of the mat until the instructor grants permission to join practice.
  5. If you should have to leave the mat or dojo for any reason during class, approach the instructor and ask permission.
  6. Avoid sitting on the mat with lean against the walls or sit with your legs stretched out. (Either sit in seiza or cross-legged.)
  7. For safety reasons, remove watches, rings and other jewelry before practice. Avoid wearing makeup for lessons. You don’t want to stain your or your fellow students’ gi during practice.
  8. Do not bring food, gum, or beverages with you into the dojo. Do not consume any food or drinks during lessons.
  9. Please keep your finger and toe nails short.
  10. Please keep talking during class to a minimum. What conversation there is should be restricted to one topic — Aikido.
  11. Carry out the directives of the instructor PROMPTLY. Do not keep the rest of the class waiting for you!
  12. Do not engage in rough-housing or needless contests of strength during class.
  13. Keep your gi free of offensive odors.
  14. Please pay your membership & training dues promptly. If, for any reason, you are unable to pay your dues on time, talk with the person in charge of dues collection.
  15. Do not change your clothes on the mat.
  16. Remember that you are here to learn, and not to gratify your ego. An attitude of receptivity and humility (though not obsequiousness) is therefore advised.
  17. Preserve common-sense standards of decency and respect at all times. In terms of etiquette, when in doubt, always be thoughtful, courteous, and polite.


  1. epul, said


    jamika 10

    by : kang dedihhhh

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