Having colour belts is a
good incentive for students and a good way of measuring
In Kyodai, we have a
system of coloured belts from white to black, which are as
Statutory Time Limit between
& 3rd Kyuís - Sempai (Senior)
1st to5th Danís - Sensei (Teacher)
6th and 7th Danís - Shihan (Master)
Master of the house or senior man in the style - Kancho
place in which one train's in karate is called a "dojo"
When training, one normally uses the Japanese terms, which
are internationally known and therefore understood by nearly
everyone practising karate throughout the world.
Discipline within a well-run dojo is always very strict and
the instructor is always addressed by his title; this helps
maintain the proper relationship between a teacher and his
students, which is always very formal.
Upon entering or leaving a dojo one always bows and gives an
OSU. The bow is a sign of respect for the training hall,
which in Japan is regarded as a place with spiritual
lesson always begins with the students lining up in grade
order and facing the instructor. The instructor gives the
following command Line up.
THE END OF A LESSON
The students are lined up in grade order and face the
instructor. The instructor gives the following commands:
(a command to kneel down)
(Close eyes -
Period of meditation)
Mokuso Yame (Open
Sosai ni, Rei
(Bow with loud OSU)
Sensei ni, Rei
(Bow with OSU)
Sempai ni, Rei
(Bow with OSU)
Otagai ni, Rei
(Bow with OSU)
will stand up and bow, at which point all students stand up
and bow with OSU, Students should leave the floor quickly
THE PROGRESSION OF LEARNING
Position - Stance
Balance - Control of position
Co-ordination - Control of balance and position in
Form - Performing above correctly
- Increase time rate of performance without loss of form
Power - Strengthening the technique
Reflex - The technique becomes a natural
It is essential that the progression is not rushed, but
developed at each stage.
1. The practice of using karate for any form of
bullying will not be tolerated. Severe action will be taken
against any student found behaving in this manner.
2. All students must bow and give OSU on entering
and leaving the dojo, stepping on to or off of the training
area and when paying subs. Junior grades should also bow to
the senior grades. Instructors should be referred to as
Sensei or Senpi and not by their first names.
3. Nails must be kept clean and short enough to
avoid cutting and scratching. No Jewellery or watches should
be worn. If it is not possible to remove rings, earrings or
bracelets they should be safely covered.
4. Late arrivals should enter the dojo quietly and
kneel at the back of the class with their hand raised. When
the signal to join the class is given the student should
join at the back and wait for an appropriate moment to join
in grade order.
5. No drinks are permitted within the Dojo and are
to be left in the designated area.
6. Complete white Gl with correct grade belt should
be worn at all times, unless other wise stated by Sensei.
summer Club T-Shirts may be worn).
Spectators are welcome with Senseiís permission. If
spectators are present they should keep quiet and not
disrupt the class in any way. This permission could be
withdrawn at any time.
8. Spectators should sit to the rear of the dojo.
9. Strict discipline will be adhered to at all
times. Shoddy discipline will result in a shoddy club,
10. Nobody should walk across the training area,
especially with footwear on. This includes Parents and other
11. Students and spectators should be careful not to
walk in front of a class.
12. When an instructor is teaching a class they should
not be interrupted by anyone accept students training in
13. Each member must possess the following before he
or she can grade or Spar/Fight within the club. In date TKA.
License - £30.00 1-year cover.
(This will allow a student to train
at any EKF affiliated club, but permission must be given
from the dojo instructor. The usual seniority will apply.
It also incorporates within the individual License
an insurance scheme.Details can be supplied on request and
is a requirement by law.