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...................... IASK RULES OF ETIQUETTE

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  • On entering or leaving the Dojo every student must bow and say 'OSS'.
  • All instructors must be addressed as 'Sensei' in the Dojo.
  • Late members must take up a kneeling position at the Dojo entrance and will wait to be given permission to enter.
  • 'OSS' is a word that signifies respect amongst fellow Karate-ka and is generally used in the following circumstances:
    When a student is given a command, advice or is questioned by the instructor.
    When bowing at the start and end of the session.
    When bowing to your partner before sparring.
    When your name is called out at grading or in any other situation which respect should be shown.
  • Students should make every effort to have their toe and finger nails clean and cut short.
  • Jewelry should not be worn and items such as rings or bracelets should have tape wrapped around them.
  • Students should train in clean, white Gis.
  • Members and students should not swear, smoke, spit, chew or behave in any uncouth or disrespectful manner.
  • The IASK License should be applied for no later than one month after the first training session.
  • Students should not leave the Dojo during training without obtaining permission from the instructor.
  • All students and members of the IASK must never use their Karate skills outside the confines of the Dojo.

 

 

 

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