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Dojo Rules

Jumat, 10 Februari 2012 - 14:36:33 WIB

By the time you enter the dojo for the first time you will encounter new places and sounds unusual. Rules  that you will apply during practice, essentially based on common sense to ensure the safety and show reasonable respect for fellow students. Finally, you also will use the same rules  in your daily life.

Dojo Area Rules

- No shoes or other footwear in the dojo. Store shoes or other footwear  on a shoe rack as you enter the dojo.
- No walking  in the dojo by wearing inappropriate clothing, eating, drinking, smoking, whistling or shouting.
- May not distract or interfere with anyone who was practicing in the dojo.
- Maintain cleanliness and tidiness in locker room.
- Do not leave the locker room until you tie your belt  neatly.

Rules  on the mattress in Practicing Time

- If you're using dogi (gi) and you on and off the mats for the first and last time, you have to kneel in Seiza and bent to kamiza say "OSU". At other times simply by standing and bowing to kamiza is enough.
- You should be ready in the mats  minimum of ten minutes before practice begins.
- At the time of the class you have to concentrate on the techniques which is practiced. Receive orders and instructions by saying "Osu!" and bowed to the instructor.
- Move quickly and respond to all commands.
- During the training should not approach, call the instructor to ask questions or raise hands to attract the attention of the instructor.
- Do not walk between two people who are facing.
- Do not shout, swear, or a temper tantrum on the mat.
- Do not lie on a mat or relax with a straightened leg.
- Respect your partner. Learn to control your movements to reduce injuries.
- Do not lean against the wall.
- At the end of class time, remain in Seiza position until the instructor ordered the class to stand.
- Those who came late had to get to the locker room. At the time there on the mats bent to kamiza immediately, go to the instructor, salute and say "OSU".
- After training, all students must sweep and clean the mattress.
-If you are late, do not interfere with the instructor if they were giving a demonstration or commands. Wait at the edge of the mat until the instructor to see to you. And do not participate in exercises until the instructor bend to you.
- If you arrive when  the class has begun (eg, marching, being ready to bend), you must wait until the salute process end and then you can go join the exercise.

Health and Hygiene

- All open wounds should be covered during the training (you have to close the wound itself).
- Clean the blood (if any) of your dogi and mattress immediately.
- Nail of the legs and arms should be short and clean.
- Do not wear jewelry or other accessories. You must wear a clean dogi every time.

General matters

- Exercise fee have to be paid dues on time because of this that makes the dojo to run smoothly.
- You must bring your membership card to show it every practice.

Rules When Practicing

- Warm up should always be done before starting training. Warm up is very important to prevent muscle injury.
- Three minutes before the class begins, students must sit side by side in accordance with their respective ranking. You must ensure that the right of your friends is equal or higher rank. Use this time to remove the problems or the stress of our minds and prepare us (mentally) to practice.
- If you practice in private, whether due to a lack of expertise, to improve stamina, foundations, etc., must be done before or after training.
- At the time of exercising, you need to train seriously and additional training can be done before or after training.
- Dojo will be open  minimum of half an hour before practice and will remain open in accordance with your training needs.
- You can look for the seniors before and after practice because they would be happy to assist you with problems or questions. It is your right to ask and they are always there to help.
- When all sit side by side, the instructor will go to the mat and sit in Seiza facing kamiza (dais of honor at the front of the dojo). One of the senior students who sat the far right will say "shomen ni rei" and all will bow to salute. Then the instructor will turn and face the students. Senior student will say "Sensei ni rei" and students will then be bent to salute and say "OSU".
- Students will begin to exercise by doing basic movements by performing kihon dosa. You should consider carefully the basis of this movement because it is the essence of Aikido movement. The good basics would be a technique, because it would be a good aikido.
- Usually the training will consist of two or three techniques in practice. One technique would be done well if it is done continuously. Do not just do the movements, but try to understand what you are doing and why. Each time you perform a technique that will always differ slightly. Feel what it can do and what not to do.
- There are two very important when practicing. When your partner tapped at the time the lock is on, you have to stop. Tapping means that if the technique is passed there will be a serious injury. Another important thing is the command "Yamae", which means it stops. When you heard the word, you must stop. Injuries will happen when the "uke" stops and "shite" keep doing the technique.
- Do not get frustrated or angry at yourself or your partner if a technique is not successful. If the techniques are simple, you do not need to practice to learn it. More when you are just beginning, when everything is new and you try to move your body and coordinate it in Aikido, many things will be weird. But remember that if you get out of the dojo and learn something you did not know before then it means there is progress.
- If you only get one thing out of every training session, whether it's just a hand movement in the basic level or a new technique, practice it after 20 times you will get 20 new things.
- More often you practice, it is better for you. If you need inspiration, look at the senior students who train with you. They also have the first three months, but two years or twenty-five years before and that's what you get when you train hard.
- At the time the training is over, you will be dealing with a partner lined up in a stance (kamae) where you will proceed with the motion "Shumatsu dosa 1 & 2". After completing Shumatsu dosa, you wait in kamae position, facing your partner until you are asked to complete a kamae (kamae no re) and turned to fix your gi.
- The training will end in a manner similar to the start time. Instructors will face kamiza and senior students will say shomen ni rei and everyone will bow to salute. Then the instructor will turn and senior students will say "Sensei ni rei". All will bow to salute and say "OSU".
- Wait until the instructor gives respect and out of the mattress. At this time you have the opportunity to say thank you on your training partner.
- Then you have to clean the mattress and you should always remember that if the training is over, that does not mean you can exchange clothes, then go home. You can always asking for things that are less understood.

  • Sensei Mark Hadiarja

    Jl. Pelajar Pejuang 45 No. 19 Bandung
    Jawa Barat, Indonesia

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