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- Clothing should be comfortable; jogging trousers, t-shirt/sweat shirt are permissible if the student does not own a white judogi (or Gi). No zips or press studs are permitted.
- All jewellery should be removed.
- Long hair must be tied back.
- Hands and feet must be clean with short finger and toe nails.
- Clean white socks should be worn if students have foot infections (medical conditions of any kind must be notified to the Chief Instructor).
- Those students on medication must be able to administer it themselves.
- Students under the age of 16 years must be collected by a parent/guardian from the hall. Children will be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely.
- There will be no smoking in the Dojo, nor will food or drink be permitted.
- Whilst in the Dojo, and on the mat, all players will be SILENT.
- Judoka will always Rei whenever a member of the Board of Custodians, or any Zen 4th Dan or higher visits a club and steps onto the mat. The players will be brought to a stop and will all Rei to the visitor (providing the visitor is of a higher grade than the highest grade currently on the mat).
- Visiting Senior Grades must not interfere with the running of individual clubs.
- Judoka will always Rei on the following occasions:
- On entering or leaving the Dojo.
- Stepping onto or off the mat.
- To your instructor at the start and finish of a teaching session.
- To your partner at the start and finish of Randori Or Shiai.
- Before addressing a Custodian.
- When adjusting judogi, judoka will always sink onto one knee.
- During Randori, movement should be relaxed, and techniques applied without strength.
- It is the responsibility of the higher grade to look after the safety of a judoka of lower grade.
- If Matte is called out by your partner or an instructor stop what you are doing immediately.
- Copies of the official syllabus for the Zen Judo Family may be provided to a student by an instructor as he/she progresses through the belts.
- The syllabus has been structured to give judoka a gradual introduction to judo.
- Show respect to grades higher than yourself even if they are children.