Shoes or boots are not permitted in the dojo. Feel free to bring and change into your own indoor slippers if you like.Remember that the instructors and students are in their bare feet. Any foreign objects on the floor can pose a danger to them.
All cell phones and communication devices must be turned off before entering the dojo. If you must make a call, please do so outside of the dojo.
No talking is allowed while class is in progress.
Do not call out to your child or attempt to engage him/her visually while class is in progress. Please leave the teaching to our very qualified instructors.
Under no circumstances may a parent step onto the dojo floor at any time unless given express permission to do so by the instructor.
Do not sit on the shields. The equipment is solely for use by our instructors and students.
The dojo is a place of learning, not a daycare facility. If you bring other, non-student children to the dojo, you’re responsible for keeping them quiet, and for preventing them from distracting the class in any way. While in the dojo, please address the instructors by the title – “Sensei” not by their first names. It is important not to confuse the younger students by contradicting normal dojo protocol.
Unless it is an emergency,do not interrupt a class by attempting to speak to the instructor while class is in progress .
No eating or drinking is allowed while class is in progress.
Make sure your child is prepared for class. Do your best to arrive on time and make sure the student has a clean uniform, full set of protective gear, and a bottle of water.
Only 1 parent or guardian is allowed to bring students to class (in order to reduce crowding).
Please change your child’s clothing in the designated changing room areas, not in the dojo.
Please take off your child’s shoes before entering the Dojo. If, for any reason, the student can only train with trainers, then please ask permission from the Sensei for your child to train with clean trainers or socks with grip.
Parents are generally not allowed to stay in the dojo during the class (to avoid distraction). However, you may enter up to five min before the class ends. If you want to see your child training from time to time, or need to check their progress, then please ask the Sensei for permission to stay and watch the class. Please note that this can only be done on special occasions.
Taking pictures / videos is prohibited during the classes. On some occasions you may be allowed to take a picture / video of your child but you can only do so with the permission from the Sensei in charge. If permission is granted then you must send us a copy of your pictures / videos for review and approval before you share it anywhere.
Always ask your children if they need the lavatory before class starts. We always encourage students to do so before class starts, to avoid all distractions once class is in progress.
When class starts, make sure you’re no more than 5 min away from the dojo,in case we need to reach you suddenly.
Make sure your child does not come to class hungry, or straight after a heavy meal. Remember that no food means no energy, which may potentially lead to other problems in the dojo. Training on a full stomach is likewise very dangerous. Please allow at least 1h, before class starts, so their food can digest
Make sure that nails on hands and feet are always cut short to prevent injuries during training. Students are not allowed to wear any jewellery while class is in progress, and long hair must be kept tidy..
If the class continues for longer and you don’t want to stay, you don’t have to – just get Sensei’s attention to let your child go.
All classes are scheduled to finish roughly five min before end time, to make space for other classes starting straight after. Make sure you’re outside of the dojo at least five min before class ends. Those entering the dojo for their children’s last five min of class MUST do so quietly to keep from disturbing the class.
Be ready to collect your child on time, and also make sure your child has instructions for when you’re running late. Always follow the official class timetable, and be present 5 min before class ends.
If arriving late for class, please keep noise to a minimum and let your child join the class quietly without disturbing the group. Please note that Sensei must acknowledge the student before he/she can join the group.
It is very important to ensure we have your current contact details in casethere’s a need to reach you. Also, make sure our numbers are on your contact list, so you know that it’s EMAR Dojo when we’re calling you. We’ll only call you if we really need you, so please do your best to answer our calls.
You must stay with your child until the Sensei has arrived. Under no circumstances should you leave your child in the dojo without the Sensei in view. You can only exit the dojo once Sensei instructs students to get in order for the class to start. Please leave the dojo quietly at that time, and do not talk loudly in the corridor (as we and others can hear from inside). If you’re early for class, please ensure your child is waiting quietly for class to begin, and not playing around in the dojo.
Parents must wait for their children at designated areas or outside.
Sensei must be aware about any medical conditions, sickness, or injury that a student might have. If your child is not feeling well before class, let the Sensei know as soon as possible. If the student is allowed to stay in the class you’ll have to make sure that you’re nearby in case you’re needed.
If your child is not feeling well, we recommend that they stay home and recover fully before resuming classes again. Remember that you could put your child, and others around you, in more danger by letting them train while unwell.
Treat everyone in the dojo with respect. Do not raise your voice or call instructors by their names. If you have concerns about something please speak with the Sensei in charge.
We are a professional dojo and want the best for our students. Your cooperation is much appreciated by all the instructors and students of EMAR dojo, as well as the other parents. Thank you very much.