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Wado-ryu Sport Karate clubs in Warwickshire

General Karate Club Etiquette

We have a full set of club rules displayed at each of our Dojos but here are some main points members should be aware of.

  • Full Karate suits including belt must be worn at all times when training.
  • Students should bow when entering or leaving the Dojo.
  • Children are not allowed to run around or carry out any activities other than individual practice while waiting for their class.
  • No t-shirts other than official WWSKA printed t-shirts or plain white or dark blue ones are to be worn without top.
  • No jewellery should be worn at any time during training – watches, earrings, rings etc.
  • Students should arrive before the lesson starts so that they can be signed in by an instructor and take part in the warm-up session, which is very important before starting to train.
  • While you are in the Dojo you must show respect for the other students that are training and keep noise to a minimum. Even if you are having a break there may be other lessons going on.
  • Licences MUST be kept up to date.
  • No smoking, drinking or eating, chewing gum etc. in the Dojo.
  • Keep your finger and toe nails short and clean to avoid injuring your training partner or damaging any training equipment used
  • Pads and mitts MUST be worn during kumite (sparring)
  • Any injuries sustained during training or from a previous training session should be reported to an instructor as soon as possible.
  • Report accidents to the instructor immediately who will then decide on the course of action and record the details in the accident book.
  • Know where the fire exits are in case of emergency.