Etiquette

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:

  • Don’t!
  • 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.
Dojo Etiquette

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.