Rules & Regulations

Kawasaki Rendokan Judo Academy:  The Dojo
  • Only Registered and signed up Members are allowed on the mats.

  • No shoes are to be worn in the Dojo.

  • Show respect when entering or leaving the Dojo by bowing.

  • No Profanity will be tolerated in the Dojo. (a fine will be levied)

  • Black Belt Instructors are to be addressed as Sempai.

  • Also be respectful, courteous and helpful to one another.

  • No one is to leave the mats without permission or prior approval by Sensei.

  • Must be punctual for all classes.  When late, wait outside until Sensei gives permission to enter.

  • Always follow the direction of Sensei conducting the session and avoid acting independently.

  • No Jewellery allowed to be worn during session.

  • No talking while in line or during session.

  • Leaving early must be arranged with Sensei.

  • No Classes will be conducted on Statutory Holidays unless advised by Sensei.

  • Zori or similar foot attire must be worn off the Mat.  No bare feet.

  • Judogi must be purchased and worn for Judo sessions. (Available by Sensei)

  • Must keep bodies clean, fingernails and toenails are to be trimmed and clean at all times.

  • Dojo is fragrance free.  Do not wear perfume or cologne. 

  • Judogi is to be kept clean and in good repair at all times.

  • Long hair by both male and female must be tied back.

  • All female must wear appropriate t-shirt at all times.

  • Do not leave valuables in the locker room.  Kawasaki Rendokan will not be held responsible for any loss.

  • No chewing gum, eating or drinking (water excepted) in the Dojo.

  • Keep the Dojo and Change rooms clean and tidy.

  • Do not use undo force when practicing with younger and smaller opponents.

Respect Your Dojo...

“Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique.”
                                                                    ―Jigoro Kano