Dojo Rules
International Shotokan Karate Federation of Colorado Springs


  1. Dues must be paid promptly in order to attend.
  2. Remove your shoes upon entering the dojo.
  3. Bow to the front of the dojo upon entering or leaving.
  4. Remove all jewelry before class.
  5. Fingernails and toenails must be clipped and feet clean.
  6. No chewing gum or candy during class.
  7. No alcohol or drugs before class.
  8. When adjusting your gi or belt, kneel at the back of the room, turn away from the rest of the class.
  9. Do not lean against the walls during class.
  10. Do not cross your arms or place your hands on your hips in the dojo. This is a sign of disrespect.
  11. Always answer the instructor when sensei speaks with "os", yes sir, or no sir. This lets the instructor know that they were heard.
  12. Ask for permission first before leaving class.
  13. If you are late to class, kneel down and wait for the instructor to acknowledge you before joining class.
  14. Use proper titles to address instructors and fellow students.
  15. Disrespect will not be tolerated.
  16. Fighting inside or outside of the dojo means immediate expulsion.
  17. No talking during class.
  18. Every student must help keep the dojo clean.
  19. Keep your gi clean and in good repair.
  20. Memorize and practice the dojo kun in your daily life.