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Jukoshin Jiu-jitsu Ryu Code of Conduct

As representatives of Jukoshin Ryu International, we must be aware that our behaviour reflects directly upon our Martial Art, our association, our individual dojos and, of course, upon ourselves.

We must constantly strive to present our chosen lifestyle in the best possible way. Our chosen path combines, in some cases, a lifetime of dedication, study, hard work and sacrifice. Our responsibilities, to our Sensei, our students, our families, and to the general public are not to be taken lightly. We demand the best and we give our best!
  1. The safety of all who study with us is paramount.

  2. Treat all you encounter with respect.

  3. Respect yourself and your art.

  4. Set and maintain a high standard of discipline for yourself and your students.

  5. Maintain a clean, safe and friendly environment for practicing your art.

  6. The Technical Representative of any country is the voice of Jukoshin Ryu in that country.

  7. Jukoshin Ryu members must not undertake seminars or teaching activities in a foreign country without consulting with the Technical Representative for that country.

  8. All seminars/activities presented under the Jukoshin Ryu International banner must be authorized and cleared through both the home nationís official representative, and International Headquarters in London.

  9. Failure to follow the Code/Protocol could result in dismissal from Jukoshin Ryu International.

  10. Soke Bryan Cheek retains the final authority on this and other matters within the organization.

Dojo Rules

The dojo rules below are help to promote an atmosphere of respect for ourselves, our training partners, our instructor and the dojo. These rules are also essential for a safe training environment.
  1. Always bow when entering and leaving the training area.

  2. When late for class, bow in, stay in seiza, and wait for permission to enter the Dojo.

  3. Always address people by their correct title Sensei, Sempai, etc.

  4. Always pay strict attention to the instructor and not to other distractions.

  5. Never leave the class for a break, water, or any early dismissal, except with permission.

  6. Students should remove all jewelry before class, for their own safety and that of others.

  7. No smoking, profanity or food in the Dojo, water bottles are ok.

  8. Practice what you are taught.

  9. Shoes must be removed before stepping into the Dojo.

  10. No sparring allowed without permission (ask an Instructor for permission).

  11. Never lose your temper in the Dojo, especially in self defense, or free sparring.

  12. Never lean on the walls.

  13. Students must always keep their finger and toenails clipped and clean, for your safety and the safety of those you train with.

  14. No horseplay in the Dojo.

  15. Do not use the equipment unless authorized by an Instructor. Do no borrow other's equipment without his/her permission.

  16. Please keep non-class related conversations with fellow students for before or after class, remember you have come to train.

  17. Do not ask to test. Your instructor will always inform you when you are ready.

  18. As a sign of respect and responsibility, dues should be paid on time.