We promise to conduct ourselves in a highly
professional manner and provide you complete training in every aspect of
Aikido, including improvement in your awareness and confidence, the development
of your power, harmony and ki, your spirit energy, all whilst teaching you
effective self defence techniques against one or many attackers, from the
front or from the rear, with or without weapons.
to be open to your individual learning needs and personalise your training.
This is one of the ways we ensure your success. Keep in mind that we want
you to accomplish your goals, as your achievements add to our success as a
Aikido is a dangerous activity, safety is our number one concern. Any
student not taking care with training partners during practice will be
expelled. Disobedience and misbehaviour will not be tolerated. Pay your
seniors their due respect.
hygiene is also very important. No one wants to train with dirty, smelly or
sweaty partners. Uniforms must be cleaned regularly and ironed before
training. Carry a sweat towel while training. Keep long hair tied back and
toe and finger nails cut very short. Remove all jewellery.
class before the scheduled start time to get changed into uniform and
assist with the routine dojo jobs. Students should be kneeling in seiza by
the time class begins. The dojo may be available before and after class for
free training. Regardless of supervision, always train safely.
entering or exiting the dojo, bow to the shomen. When moving around the
dojo, gain an awareness of the activities occurring around you. Walk around
the outside to avoid activity on the inside. When throwing your partner, be
aware of others around you and always throw to the outside.
other people Aikido techniques in a social setting and avoid being pushed
into a challenge. Instead, invite others to come to the dojo to watch a
class or participate in a workshop. Seeing other students socially is a
natural result of training closely within the group, but always behave
appropriately, without taking advantage of younger or more junior students.