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Reviewing Laws

Club Rules

Welcome to Elkai Karate! We are excited to have you as a part of our club. In order to maintain our high standards of conduct, we have some regulations and do’s and don’ts that all members must abide by. 

Elkai Club Rule's & Documents


  • Bow – always when entering and leaving the Dojo floor. This is to show
    respect for your training area and your Sensei.


  • Students must be on time for every training session.

  • Always line up for class quickly and quietly, in order of grade (belts).

  • There must be no talking between students when training is in session.

  • You should use the term ” SENSEI” when addressing an instructor.

  • You should use the term “SEMPAI” when addressing a senior student to yourself.

  • Your karate suit (gi) must be clean, in good repair, and worn at all times, it should always display your club or association badge.

  • Where gi’s cannot be worn you would only be permitted to train in club strip (tracksuit or t-shirt).

  • A kit bag should be used for equipment and a full kit (pads, mitts, belts, gum shields, and guards) must be brought to each training session.

  • All kit items should be clearly labelled with the student's name.

  • No jewellery is to be worn in any training sessions. jewellery, watches, etc, can cause injuries and or get damaged if not removed. Your club will not be held responsible.

  • Keep your finger and toenails short and clean to prevent injury while training.

  • Make sure you keep the Dojo clean and ensure all rubbish is properly disposed of.

  • You must not chew gum during any training sessions. This is a safety precaution.

  • Control your emotions! Do not lose your temper!

  • Respect everything and everyone in the Dojo.

  • Always practice in a safe and respectful manner.

  • When required you will be expected to represent your club at events such as competitions, exhibitions, displays, etc as part of your course. This will be monitored and count towards your grading.

  • Fees must be paid at the beginning of each month or term and no later than one week after. Towards your grading.

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