Dojo Rules


  • Be punctual at all scheduled classes or training sessions.
  • Help keep the dojo clean and in good repair.
  • Wear traditional judogi properly at all practice sessions.
  • Wear a white T-shirt under the judogi (women only).
  • Keep your judogi clean and in good repair.
  • Wear the belt of your earned rank.
  • Keep your body clean and finger and toenails trimmed.
  • Remove all jewelry and hard objects when practicing.
  • Avoid chewing gum or any other form of food in the mouth while on the mats.
  • Do not practice judo while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Do not participate in idle talk while on the mat.
  • Remain quiet and attentive when not practicing.
  • Be courteous and helpful to all judoka at all times.
  • Use the correct forms of standing and kneeling bow.
  • Sit in an acceptable manner while on the mat.
  • Obey the instructions of your instructors and address them in an appropriate manner.
  • Accept instruction from an authorized instructor only.
  • Practice only those techniques that are appropriate to your age, aptitude and ability and that of your partners.
  • Seek to practice with higher ranking opponents.
  • Engage in competition only when authorized by the instructor.
  • Follow the rules of the contest.
  • Respect the referee’s, evaluators, and sensei’s at all times.
  • Obey the Dojo rules relating to first-aid treatment of injuries.
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