Rules of the Dojo

ARIZONA MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

  • Students must follow instructions of all Instructors and those senior to them in rank.
  • Instructions must be referred to as “Shihan” (Master Instructor) for “Sensei” (Instructor)
  • When responding to the Instructor, “Yes Sir” or “no Sir” must be used.
  • Students may not talk to the instructor without first being properly recognized and must bow after speaking with him during class.
  • No private conversations with other students will be allowed during class. 
  • Anyone deliberately creating a disturbance, fighting, or deliberately attempting to injure someone will have their contract terminated immediately.  No exceptions.  No refund will be given.
  • No sparring, running, or wrestling will be permitted without the consent of the Instructor.
  • Anyone stealing school property or from another student will be immediately dismissed.  No refund will be given.
  • Absolutely no profanity will be tolerated.
  • No student will criticize the practice of another.
  • Fingernails and toenails must be cut; students must maintain personal cleanliness.
  • Anyone who is intoxicated or smells of alcoholic beverage will not be permitted in class.
  • If you wish to participate in sparring or technique classes, proper equipment must be used at all times; your Instructor will advise you as to what equipment is needed
  • All students are required to wear a clean white uniform (gi) in good condition, rank belt and dojo (school) patch.
  • All jewelry, watches and unnecessary hair accessories must be removed.
  • Shoes must be worn from outside into waiting area; once inside, shoes and socks must be removed before entering dojo floor.
  • You must bow when entering or leaving the dojo floor (including when you are going into the change area or the bathroom).
  • Mutual respect will be shown by all students at all times.
  • Seniors and black belts will help juniors as much as possible to the best of their ability.
  • It is the duty of each student to approach and correct others not abiding by the ACADEMY RULES in a proper manner.
  • When you are awaiting your turn or required to sit against the wall, sit with the legs tucked under or crossed in front of you. Do not sit with the legs sticking out in front.
  • All students must test for rank advancement when requested by Shihan Shiroma.
  • No smoking, drinks, candy, or gum will be allowed at anytime in the dojo except water.
  • No time extension is allowed unless it is due to serious illness or accident.  All other circumstances must be discussed with Shihan Shiroma.
  • There are no exceptions to these rules.  Anyone failing to abide by these rules will be subject to dismissal from the Academy.
  • Centrally Located

    located on the
    NW Corner of 51st Ave & Cactus
  • Have Questions?

    Call or Stop By

    480-213-8268

    or at:

    Monday-Friday: 11am - 9pm
    Saturday: 11am-3pm

    The best time to call is one hour before classes begin.

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