Training Rules within the dojo
Our training rules within the dojo are simple:
- Leave your ego at the door.
- Take care of everyone you train with.
- Treat your uke with respect
- Make their experience real, but safe.
- Train with focus and commitment.
- Enjoy it!
Jiu Jitsu Outside the Dojo
The rules for using jiu jitsu outside the dojo are also simple:
- Only use jiu jitsu if your life is seriously threatened.
- If you need to defend yourself understand that your life is at risk.
- We are fragile and fights are unpredictable.
- In life you will accomplish more with a smile than you will with a fist.
Grading Entry Requirements
A student must:
- Be a licensed member of the Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu Association.
- Have trained in Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu for an appropriate time for the next grade.
- Have a knowledge of the background of Aiuchi Jiu Jitsu and an understanding of its basic terminology and philosophy.
The following rules of dojo etiquette apply in particular to a grading situation, but should in fact apply to all training with discretion.
The student must:
- Be properly attired with a clean white gi, with short clean finger / toe nails and clean hands and feet. No jewellery should be worn.
- Respect the dojo, grading panel and fellow students:
- Rei on entering the dojo, personal possessions should be placed discretely in a secure place so as not to clutter the dojo.
- Wait at the edge of the mat to be recognised by the most senior grade present.
- Rei to training partners and to the grading panel when appropriate, in particular before beginning any solo defence.
- Remain focussed and alert throughout the grading, paying attention to posture and the environment within the dojo at all times. Refrain from unnecessary talking.
- Never lose control by action or word nor abuse the skills they have been taught.