Martial Arts class and training should be enjoyable for everyone (adults and children). To ensure we all have a good time and train in a safe way, we show respect to each other by signing-up to the following code of conduct in our dojo.
Code of Conduct & Etiquette - Dublin Tomiki Aikido
If unable to make a training session you must let one of the instructors know.
Please bring drinking water to training. No sports, sweetened or fruit drinks are allowed in the dojo.
Arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of class. If you are unavoidably late (it happens), kneel in seiza on the edge of the mat. Perform two slow bows and await invitation to join the class. (Repeated late attendance is not looked on favourably, and should be avoided)
All jewellery and make-up should be removed before getting onto the mats.
Hair should be kept neat and tidy, if long, it should be tied up and out of the way.
Fingernails and toenails must be kept clean and short.
Training uniforms must be clean and presentable for class.
Show respect to instructors and fellow members.
Sit in seiza during instruction. If injured, standing is acceptable.
Do not lean against walls at any point during class.
Listen respectfully when class instruction is being given. If you have a question please raise a hand
Follow instructions to the best of your ability.
Address Instructors by their appropriate title (Sensei, Senpai)
You should not leave the mat at any point during a class without notifying the instructor. (Bow when leaving the mat and bow once again coming back on).