Should you be invited to train, it is important to be aware 

of some basic rules of etiquette.

First, they are a way of showing respect both for the arts in which we train as well as the people with whom we train. 

Second, they help to ensure the safety of everyone involved in training. The martial arts, particularly those that deal with weapons, involve some risk and these rules are designed to minimise these hazards.

1. Bow when entering and leaving the dojo.

2. Arrive 15 minutes or so before the start of class in order to leave time for getting changed and warming up. 

Unlike many gendai / modern sport arts, old school koryu bujutsu do not usually include a warm-up as a part of the training. Hence, the responsibility lies with individual students to ensure that they are ready to train, this includes having a secure water-bottle at all times.

3. Follow the directions of the teacher and the senior students.

If you do not know something ask politely.

4. Appearance should be neat and tidy, no body odour, insure your finger & toes nails cut often. No visible jewellery (with the exception of wedding bands).

5. Courteous behaviour is expected at all times. please remember why it is you are training in the first place. If you can not attend training call or send a message, NOT doing so is "disrespectful"/ should this occur. 


6. Do not teach or correct other students unless explicitly asked to do so by the Sensei.

7. All weapons, uniforms & equipment to be purchased through the Dojo as it is approved by the Sensei for your safe training.

Recently students have purchased inferior products & equipment without approval from the Sensei. These cheap products are not made to the standard required for safe or serious Koryu Bujutsu training, as such this has become a OH&S issue. 

All approved equipment & weapons must be maintain to a satisfactory standard this is your responsibility as a member. 

8. Do not touch someone else’s weapon without permission.

9. When not in use, weapons should be placed against a wall with the blade's Ha (cutting edge), facing towards the wall. Treat all weapons, even wooden ones, as though they have a live sharp blade = (situational awareness).

10. Uniforms keikogi & Hakama should be folded neatly at the end of the training session unless excused by Instructor.

*****  One must never forget  ***** 

"It is an Honour to learn these arts and not your birth right"

Rule violators are dismissed from Sekiguchiryu Tradition without mercy, fear or favour.