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Our Dojo

And Necessary Etiquette.

Dojo Etiquette:

(Hold mouse over terms in underlined bold type for definition) Clothing should be comfortable; jogging trousers, t-shirt/sweat shirt are permissible if the student does not own a white judogi (or Gi). No zips or press studs are permitted. All jewellery should be removed. Long hair must be tied back. Hands and feet must be clean with short finger and toe nails. Clean white socks should be worn if students have foot infections (medical conditions of any kind must be notified to the Chief Instructor). Those students on medication must be able to administer it themselves. Students under the age of 16 years must be collected by a parent/guardian from the hall. Children will be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely. There will be no smoking in the Dojo, nor will food or drink be permitted. Whilst in the Dojo, and on the mat, all players will be SILENT. Judoka will always Rei whenever a member of the Board of Custodians, or any Zen 4th Dan or higher visits a club and steps onto the mat. The players will be brought to a stop and will all Rei to the  visitor (providing the visitor is of a higher grade than the highest grade currently on the mat). Visiting Senior Grades must not interfere with the running of individual clubs. Judoka will always Rei on the following occasions: o On entering or leaving the Dojo. o Stepping onto or off the mat. o To your instructor at the start and finish of a teaching session. o To your partner at the start and finish of Randori Or Shiai. o Before addressing a Custodian. When adjusting judogi, judoka will always sink onto one knee. During Randori, movement should be relaxed, and techniques applied without strength. It is the responsibility of the higher grade to look after the safety of a judoka of lower grade. If Matte is called out by your partner or an instructor stop what you are doing immediately. Copies of the official syllabus for the Zen Judo Family may be provided to a student by an instructor as he/she progresses through the belts. The syllabus has been structured to give judoka a gradual introduction to judo. Show respect to grades higher than yourself even if they are children.
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Tying Your Obi (Belt):

1. Place one end of obi on the left side of the body, at about the height of the hipbone. 2. Wrap the obi around the body from left to right (one or two times more around), until there is just enough of the other end remaining to tie the knot. 3. Bring the end around from the left side and tuck it under all the other layers of the obi, from bottom to top. 4. Then fold the tab that protrudes from below over toward the right. Fold the end down over it. 5. Pull the end back up through the loop formed with the tab, and pull both tight to form the knot. 6. The obi should be worn at the height of the hipbones.
The Zen Judo UK Website
Our Dojo

And Necessary Etiquette.

Dojo Etiquette:

(Hold mouse over terms in underlined bold type for definition) Clothing should be comfortable; jogging trousers, t-shirt/sweat shirt are permissible if the student does not own a white judogi (or Gi). No zips or press studs are permitted. All jewellery should be removed. Long hair must be tied back. Hands and feet must be clean with short finger and toe nails. Clean white socks should be worn if students have foot infections (medical conditions of any kind must be notified to the Chief Instructor). Those students on medication must be able to administer it themselves. Students under the age of 16 years must be collected by a parent/guardian from the hall. Children will be supervised at all times and will not be allowed to roam freely. There will be no smoking in the Dojo, nor will food or drink be permitted. Whilst in the Dojo, and on the mat, all players will be SILENT. Judoka will always Rei  whenever a member of the Board of Custodians, or any Zen 4th Dan or higher visits a club and steps onto the mat. The players will be brought to a stop and will all Rei to the  visitor (providing the visitor is of a higher grade than the highest grade currently on the mat). Visiting Senior Grades must not interfere with the running of individual clubs. Judoka will always Rei on the following occasions: o On entering or leaving the Dojo. o Stepping onto or off the mat. o To your instructor at the start and finish of a teaching session. o To your partner at the start and finish of Randori Or Shiai. o Before addressing a Custodian. When adjusting judogi, judoka will always sink onto one knee. During Randori, movement should be relaxed, and techniques applied without strength. It is the responsibility of the higher grade to look after the safety of a judoka of lower grade. If Matte is called out by your partner or an instructor stop what you are doing immediately. Copies of the official syllabus for the Zen Judo Family may be provided to a student by an instructor as he/she progresses through the belts. The syllabus has been structured to give judoka a gradual introduction to judo. Show respect to grades higher than yourself even if they are children.
© The Zen Judo Family and The British Zen Judo Family Association. All rights reserved.
www.zenjudo.co.uk The Zen Judo Family

Tying Your Obi (Belt):

1. Place one end of obi on the left side of the body, at about the height of the hipbone. 2. Wrap the obi around the body from left to right (one or two times more around), until there is just enough of the other end remaining to tie the knot. 3. Bring the end around from the left side and tuck it under all the other layers of the obi, from bottom to top. 4. Then fold the tab that protrudes from below over toward the right. Fold the end down over it. 5. Pull the end back up through the loop formed with the tab, and pull both tight to form the knot. 6. The obi should be worn at the height of the hipbones.